In 2005, Google promised that banner ads would never come to web
There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search
results pages. There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads
flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever.
Eight years later, it seems Google may be ready to break that
That 2005 blog entry promising no banner ads in search results was written by Marissa Mayer.