Google Admits 'Organic Results' Are Filler To Pump Deceptive Ads at Consumers

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Has anybody seen this?
Some of Google's new search results look quite alarming in terms of every single link above the fold is either a paid ad, or links to yet another Google page wrapped in ads.

I have a huge monitor & it is impossible for me to click *anywhere* above the fold on some search results without going through Google's toll booth or clicking off to yet another Google ad wrapped page.

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Google Admits 'Organic Results' Are Filler To Pump Deceptive Ads at Consumers | SEO Book.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Google is not apologizing for the fact that they are a business
    and not a charity. Their bottom-line comes first and organic
    search results come last.

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    • Profile picture of the author TravisVOX
      That's a really interesting article...
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  • Profile picture of the author M_Jones
    Wow what a bunch of scam. They just got that much more evil huh?
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  • Profile picture of the author tebor79
    In my firefox, I see no google adds ever.

    Not sure if its a plugin or what.
    I have to open IE just to check my adsense sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    There was a recent story about Google looking to compete with Amazon's Prime Shipping service.

    In other words, forget SEO if you are an affiliate promoting many physical products. Google wants that space.

    The writing has been on the wall for some time. But many are not paying attention, or have their head in the sand.

    IMHO, Google's search results continue to deteriorate in value.

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    • Profile picture of the author Eddie Titan
      Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

      Google's search results continue to deteriorate in value.
      I don't think Google is deteriorating anything by making these changes.

      If you think like an Internet Marketer, or rather, an internet marketer who relies on search engine optimization, then of course it is not very beneficial for you. It makes it harder to get targeted traffic.

      However if you think like the average consumer, who is genuinely interested in (let's say) high definition monitors, and you type in hd monitor into Google, it may prove to be beneficial to have all of that stuff featured on the top of the page before anything else.

      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

      Google is not apologizing for the fact that they are a business
      and not a charity. Their bottom-line comes first and organic
      search results come last.

      -Ray Edwards
      Of course, Ray's explanation is probably the real reason why they decided to increase their ads.

      I guess internet marketers are just going to have to adapt. Shouldn't we be used to that already?
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      • Profile picture of the author capitalalchemy
        I thought Google was interested in delivering to people's expectations of search 1st, then business 2nd. I think they switched it up when they felt like they had no. 1 nailed, but they don't. They are getting greedy, and when you get greedy you neglect others.

        Anyway, half the time I click on one of those stupid ads at the top, because the way I sit in front of my monitor, I can't always see the yellowish background in the ads from a certain perspective.
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        • Profile picture of the author VinceReed
          Google is as Google does...

          You can still get great organic results on targeted keywords otherwise Google is one big ad. I'm not sure why that is upsetting though. They could be your ads!
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  • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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    Originally Posted by marcolav View Post

    Has anybody seen this?
    Some of Google's new search results look quite alarming in terms of every single link above the fold is either a paid ad, or links to yet another Google page wrapped in ads.

    I have a huge monitor & it is impossible for me to click *anywhere* above the fold on some search results without going through Google's toll booth or clicking off to yet another Google ad wrapped page.

    From:
    Google Admits 'Organic Results' Are Filler To Pump Deceptive Ads at Consumers | SEO Book.com
    He absolutely can avoid going through Google's "toll booth", and it's really quite simple: Use MSN or Yahoo. Or if that's too complicated, maybe he could use the scroll bar.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

      Google is not apologizing for the fact that they are a business and not a charity. Their bottom-line comes first and organic search results come last.

      -Ray Edwards

      It is amazing that the same people who whine about how evil Google is for running their website like a business are generally the same people who get mad at Google when Google suggests that they are going to discount websites that do certain things.

      Many people think it is a-okay for them to be able to have a say-so about how Google runs its website, but they get mad if Google makes a recommendation to them about how to run their sites. :rolleyes: :p


      Originally Posted by Black Hat Cat View Post

      He absolutely can avoid going through Google's "toll booth", and it's really quite simple: Use MSN or Yahoo. Or if that's too complicated, maybe he could use the scroll bar.

      Isn't it mind blowing? LOL

      Anyone who thinks that Google is victimizing them enables Google to victimize them, by refusing to use the competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    stopping us from SEO??, but its all for products/brands. If you are info marketer you still rock..
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony W
    Yeah Google is taking over the internet...
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  • Profile picture of the author jivens
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    they ARE a business after all, but I guess that doesn't make it right. They have a HUGE grip on the net
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  • Profile picture of the author edwood
    Don't be Evil, huh?


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  • Profile picture of the author skydragon89
    Google is the dark side of the force! =)
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris-
      Yes, they are a business, so they do what makes them money, while pretending to do what the public wants.

      Yes, they lie. On my AdSense account, I have one site which I know gets more than 400 visitors per day, yet they never show more than 1 or 2 AdSense impressions. They are stealing my money, pure and simple. Even stranger, they also show exactly 1 AdSense impression every single day, for several sites that have not existed at all for years.

      Their traffic estimates used to be blatant lies, about 10 times the real figures a few years ago, but at least those are a lot more realistic now.


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