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Say it aint so. Google actually is placing image and video ads on real search results pages!
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from dannysullivan 2655 Days ago #
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Well, they did this before during the Olympics two years ago. Check out: http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/060210-181845

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from AndrewGirdwood 2655 Days ago #
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It is in blue but doesn’t say "sponsored". I would imagine they are very carefully analysing the feedback data they get from this! The thing about the Olympics is that it’s neutral and international. There wasn’t that killer commerical intent behind the Olympics feature. This seems to be purely commercial. Should it have a "sponsored" comment beside it? If we’re debating whether this is an ad or not going to unsettle Google? Certainly I can think of some senior engineers who are very keen on Google making it very easy to tell the difference from organic and sponsored!

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