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Danny Sullivan writes: Earlier this year, Google Suggest finally made it to the Google home page. The feature suggests queries as you begin typing in the search box. Now Google is testing providing links to web sites, direct answers and even ads that appear within the Google Suggest list.
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from planetc1 2199 Days ago #
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Those adwords at the top are super sneaky. I often prepare to click when my search is appended with a suggested term. Would think this could happen with ads as well. Nicer to have them at the bottom.Also, wonder if the example (NYTimes url) will be only for sites with significant trust.

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from TheRealTerry 2198 Days ago #
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As an advertiser, I kinda don’t like those ads in the suggest box, especially the one at the top.  It’s just asking for errants clicks or someone thinking it will return a search result.  I want my ad clicks to be as qualified and deliberate as possible.

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from vanessafox 2198 Days ago #
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The non-ad version of the drop down is not unlike Cuil’s search suggest UI:http://searchengineland.com/cuil-launches-can-this-search-start-up-really-best-google-14459.php

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from incrediblehelp 2196 Days ago #
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I bet those ads convert like shit.  Love to see how these ads convert versus normal CPC placement.

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from swipethemagnets 2195 Days ago #
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I was shown ads for the following queries: Toy, Toys, Bes, News, Wa, Yo, Chat, Nap, Po, Do, Pi, Ba, Ai, Air, jo

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from localjoy 2195 Days ago #
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I don’t see this feature yet, Is there any way to make sure I get the new features automatically?

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from grasshopper 2194 Days ago #
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yikes.  that’s super-shitty by google.  if it makes it past the testing stage, they’d better make that placement strictly opt-in for advertisers.  google has trained users that putting a query into the search box renders a SERP.  dropping in ads is misleading for the user, who ends up confused on some random site rather than looking at a SERP, and likely to be very low ROI for the advertiser, google’s stock goes down, and they really pull out all the stops, huh?  beer and liquor ads, casino ads now ok in the UK, ads in search suggest.... 

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from sza 2194 Days ago #
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It’s not just "super shitty" or "super sneaky". It’s outright fraud. Newsweek is not relevant for the word "new", and probably not bidding on that word. Upromise is not relevant for "up" and probably not bidding on it.So what on earth are their ads doing there for those strings?(The companies whose ads swipethemagnets saw were not likely to be bidding on wa, yo, po, jo etc., either.)

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