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New Google Ad We Have to Compete Against?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by -Jericho-, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I just saw this for the first time. I was wondering if anyone else has seen this. I'm referring to the white sponsored ad.

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    I have never seen a sponsored ad like that before from google. I hope this isn't more BS ads that we have to compete against now. Sick of google and their double standards.
     
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    I've never seen that before, thanks for sharing. Google takes the #1 serp even though its "sponsored," looks like more bs
     
  3. howlinghawk

    howlinghawk Registered Member

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    I think those might be the new paid inclusion spots that they were talking about at google:
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    [URL]http://www.seobook.com/paid-inclusion[/URL]
     
  4. Comic

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    Yeah, they announced a while back they were going to do pay to play.
     
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    This one is even worse! Imagine if you ranked that keyword and that was always above you...
     
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    thejake Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    To be less negative, you could look at it as leveling the playing field for people who aren't good at SEO. If everybody's below the fold you can focus on other things.
     
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    I think only googles services are displayed in that sponsored post
     
  8. SuperLinks

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    Wow, that's just nuts. I haven't seen that before.

    That's gonna raise some serious issues here soon, no doubt that will go unnoticed.
     
  9. ranga

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    google just dosen't follow what it preaches, isn't it increase in above the fold ads which google hates on websites and penalizes them
     
  10. howlinghawk

    howlinghawk Registered Member

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    It definitely doesn't follow what it preaches. In the early days, Google told off Yahoo for paid inclusions and now its doing just that.
     
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    Google is going worse day by day. They are not enough with their profits. Still trying to make with the search page, which people assume, it is google site, because the destination url starts with google.
     
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    It's in jewelry searches too. The playing field is not level. The ads up top are the major stores that are always on page 1 or 2 in the serps anyway.