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Google Sponsored Listings - Begininning of the End to Organic Listings?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by blackhataffiliate, May 10, 2012.

  1. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    Anybody notice the sponsored ads on some searches. (see below) Before you know it, all of Google first page results for search queries will be based upon revenue. We have Adwords and now Google sponsored listings before organic. Could it be that one day all first page results will be revenue generating in some way for G. Think about it, all they would have to do is implement some type of auction type of listing that is cheaper than Adwords. You start paying a per click cost (cheaper than Adwords) to have a certain position. Funds dry up or you get out bid and you lose your position and/or 1st page ranking.


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  2. NeoPat

    NeoPat Power Member

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    Doesnt that contradict the purpose of Google in aiming to bring relevent unadulterated search results to their users the sponsored ads are just those, they are adverts paid for by companies looking for business, i still think it will remain seperate from the search results, and just like any ad it is placed in the best possible position for the consumer to view.
     
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    assphuck Senior Member

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    I'm seeing more and more searches with no organic listings above the fold. It seems Google wants to whore out the SERPS and suck it for every last dime they can. Bing is just as bad. Ask is much more organic friendly. We all choose where to spend our money at. We can choose to fund the monopolies or not. I choose the later.
     
  4. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    Adwords contradicts this purpose as well. If they were truly worried about unadulterated results, there would be no Adwords. This is another way to generate revenue and it is creeping further and further down the page.
     
  5. silvergun

    silvergun Newbie

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    I love that little message when you hover over it "Google may be compensated by some of these providers". May be? Of course they would be compensated! I hate that this even further pushes down organic serps below the fold and also that it isn't colored the same way as other paid ads.
     
  6. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Its called making money, same reason we're all in it :) Their purpose is not to provide unadulterated results its to make money.
     
  7. jollymonsa

    jollymonsa Junior Member

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    hummmm so HOW do we bid this section? From Adwords tool direct?
     
  8. Barbarossa

    Barbarossa Regular Member

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    Google = The yellow pages
     
  9. mrpickles

    mrpickles Registered Member

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    seems the same thing as google base but for services, no big difference there.
     
  10. yogi31286

    yogi31286 Elite Member

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    thats fu*king shit... google is taking 4 slots and then organic result!! that means we'll get only 50% CTR even after reaching 1st spot!!!

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  11. LBrown

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    I usually look for the first result halfway down the page because of those ads. I noticed the other day that I clicked on the third result on a query with no ads and didn't even look at the first two because I assumed they were ads. No matter how many ads Google puts up people will learn to skip them and their behavior will be modified. I'm not too concerned about the whole thing.