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New Google Format
No more colored ads
otnot




msg:201244
 1:47 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

I was just searching on G and between clicks the page format changed? No more colored ads except for the top spot.

 

Brett_Tabke




msg:201245
 5:22 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Not the first time they have tested that. There is a thread around here from a year ago saying the same. (I think it was in the adwords forum).

GoogleGuy




msg:201246
 5:28 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

We're always trying little experiments to see how users like it and if it helps them, so I wouldn't be surprised to see experiments like this. :)

NFFC




msg:201247
 5:36 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

>how users like it and if it helps them

Maybe a dumb question but how would not knowing an ad is an ad help somebody?

finer9




msg:201248
 5:43 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think this has been discussed in this thread as well:

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ralent




msg:201249
 5:48 pm on Dec 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

How about the extra AdWords real estate. On my screen they take up an additional 100 pixels. That's 100 less for the free SERPS.

otnot




msg:201250
 12:54 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

HI GG:
Just wanted to say that I like the search within the results feature. And what is the dictionary feature for?
Overall I think I like your old format better.

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