Big ads atop Google results point to broken promise

Oct 24, 2013
Attendees work on their laptops during the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, on May 15, 2013

Google confirmed it is dabbling with putting large ads atop search results for brand names in a move seen by some as breaking an old promise.

The Internet titan on Wednesday reasoned that the small experiment is part of an ongoing evolution that has seen maps, pictures, telephone numbers and other "extensions" woven into advertising on search results pages.

"We're currently running a very limited, US-only test, in which advertisers can include an image as part of the search that show in response to certain branded queries," a Google spokesman said in an email response to an AFP inquiry.

"Advertisers have long been able to add informative visual elements to their , with features like Media Ads, Product Listing Ads and Image Extensions."

A picture fired off at the Twitter account of digital marketing company Synrgy showed that a Google search targeting Southwest Airlines delivered results topped with a large ad showing a promotional photo accompanied by links for reservations or other services at the company.

Google is testing such large ads in collaboration with a limited number of brands and only in connection with Internet searches done on desktop or laptop computers, not on mobile devices.

Ex-Google executive, now Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, speaks onstage at the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2013

The move appeared to break a vow made about eight years ago by then Google executive Marissa Mayer, who is now chief of Yahoo.

"There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage of Web pages," Mayer said in a blog post that remained available online Wednesday.

"There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever."

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Humpty
1 / 5 (10) Oct 24, 2013
Google - the people managing this company are add saturating, the adds they have saturated the web with....

Scanning your emails, adds in the web page.

Adds in Yahoo videos - spreading like VD in a gang bang.

Adds every where.

What is wrong with these people - like just how many goods and services can you afford and buy and make use of, in one fucking life time?

How does being force fed 10 adds a day, differ between 500 adds a day and 5000 adds a day?

What part of "Fuck Off" don't these morons get?

Google are a pack of cunts.

Doug_Huffman
1.3 / 5 (11) Oct 24, 2013
Adblock Plus and NoScript at least. Eschew all things M$ G00gle. Eschew BigBox stores, buy Mom&Pop linux.

Could it be that the economic downturn is finally getting to them?
Squirrel
1 / 5 (8) Oct 25, 2013
Do this Mountain View and Google=yesterday
goracle
1 / 5 (10) Oct 25, 2013
Google - the people managing this company are add saturating, the adds they have saturated the web with....

Scanning your emails, adds in the web page.

Adds in Yahoo videos - spreading like VD in a gang bang.

Adds every where.

What is wrong with these people - like just how many goods and services can you afford and buy and make use of, in one fucking life time?

How does being force fed 10 adds a day, differ between 500 adds a day and 5000 adds a day?

What part of "Fuck Off" don't these morons get?

Google are a pack of cunts.


I'm annoyed by the constant nagging to add an extra phone number for access codes. Sure, if you'll pay for another phone... No, not even then.
Humpty
1 / 5 (10) Oct 25, 2013
I gave my TV to the Junkie next door.... let him rot his brains with the shit on it...

But the last I remember was how movies, not only did they shorten the credits at the end of the movies right up by speeding them up, they also quartered the screen space, to run the credits in one part of it, then they ran the adds in other quarters, and they even had voice overs for more adds....

You Tube used to be really nice - like moving to a small town with a few dozen residents, spread over a few miles / Km.... and 3 cars a day down the main street.....

Now the people running Google, have done the equivalent of sticking your home on the traffic island in the middle of an 8 lane highway...

I cannot eat, sleep, shit, walk, wear, talk, travel, ride, contact, read, date, drive, bookmark, save, back up, print, join in, participate, subscribe.......

Google and the rest are just drowning people in adds for goods and services - 10,000 adds and for fucking what?
Humpty
1 / 5 (10) Oct 25, 2013
Another nasty little bit of lying / broken promises from the people who run Google.

"Oh we will digitise all the books in the world - for the benefit of humanity - it will be a great boon for all mankind." - they said.

Well they have and some times quite badly...

But this is the con - they have digitised enormous amounts of books - even engineering books etc., that are 200 - 300 years old... AND instead of being freely available as they had promised - they are now only available through book sellers, that they have done deals with.

E.G.

Thesaurium Mathematicae: Or, The Treasury Of The Mathematicks: Containing Variety Of Useful Practices In Arithmetick, Geometry, Published originally in 1707.

Freely available to read online? No

Downloadable as a PDF? No

Angus & Robertson
Booktopia.com.au
Dymocks
Fishpond.com.au

For only $50....

Asserting publisher rights is not right.

But you can back door some of them.

https://archive.o...alingoog

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