Google Testing Huge Banner Ads in Search Results

Barry Schwartz, writing for Search Engine Land:

In 2005, Google promised that banner ads would never come to web search, saying:

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 promise.

That 2005 blog entry promising no banner ads in search results was written by Marissa Mayer.

Thursday, 24 October 2013