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#31 Lord Method Man

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 00:54

If everything did that they wouldn't be able to pay their bills.

 

Aww, poor Google.




#32 Growled

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:11

Aww, poor Google.

 

I know, it's hard to feel bad for a company that makes their living selling ads. But it's not just about them. If everyone blocked ads it would hurt everyone, including Neowin.



#33 Lord Method Man

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:14

I know, it's hard to feel bad for a company that makes their living selling ads. But it's not just about them. If everyone blocked ads it would hurt everyone, including Neowin.

 

Google has gotten by pretty darn good for a long time without these gigantic banners. By adding them now they will just drive more people to adblock and ultimately end up losing money from it rather than gaining.



#34 Earthworm_Jim

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 23:23

Google has gotten by pretty darn good for a long time without these gigantic banners. By adding them now they will just drive more people to adblock and ultimately end up losing money from it rather than gaining.

 

very good point.  i dont use ad block, but if i see them banners in my google searches, i certainly will



#35 gameboy1977

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:26

I remember I saw google ads on anywhere like tagged.com, and others.  I am so annoyed with google ads or ads banner since 2008.



#36 gameboy1977

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 14:14

 

The New York Times pointed out that Google is battling falling ad revenue for desktop-based searches as consumers increasingly switch to mobile devices. However, it’s worth noting that the company is hardly hurting. After reporting third-quarter earnings last week, Google’s stock broke a record by trading over $1,000 per share for the first time.

 

Google makes more money from online ads than any other company in the world. The new banners, which break a promise previously made by the company, then beg this question: Is this what’s necessary for websites to create desktop ad revenue as consumers switch to mobile, or is Google just being greedy?

 

 

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