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techbeck    4,979

Me for one, and I am a huge Google fan. I don't want ads all over my search pages.

 

I use a little from everyone these days.  I used to be anti this or anti that...but most have something good to offer that out does the other.  I use Google for searching  and just use ABP so I dont see the ads.

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Doli    470

Unless you are looking for Holiday, Florida or someone's blog about their holiday in Florida a search like that should bring up ads by google and in the normal search results.

 

I swear google are intent on butchering their services one by one. I don't use google search at all. Here's a search page for "Holiday in florida". I see 10 results. 8 of them are ads.

 

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suprNOVA    126

I did the "holiday in florida" search and I get one ad.

Granted I have ABP installed, but it's not difficult to solve the ad problems of Google, Bing, Youtube, etc.

Not at the moment no, but with more and more people using ABP, these companies are going to find new ways to advertise to us because it is apparently an important part of the internet now.

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+LimeMaster    14,659

I hope that AdBlock Plus will automatically block the huge banner when it comes into place.

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Growled    3,880

.... and just use ABP so I dont see the ads.

 

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

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Lord Method Man    1,613

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

 

Aww, poor Google.

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Growled    3,880

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.

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Lord Method Man    1,613

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.

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+E.worm Jimmy    9,923

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

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gameboy1977    886

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.

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gameboy1977    886

 

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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