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ads mixed in organic on google?
is google mixing ads into organic results
michaelca




msg:1154146
 4:41 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

goto google and search for e3 06
and look at the results about 3 or 4 down you see the results under
"See results for: e3"
These are ads aren't they? If so have I just missed google doing this all along or is this something new?

 

caspita




msg:1154147
 4:46 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

I don't think these are Ads. This was discussed long ago here and seems like subset results for specific keyword in your query. Not all the queries will give back this kind of results. Also, when a regular search is done and you see Ads to the right, they all display "go to .." in the message bar at the bottom of the browser and they are always "Sponsored Links". I don't think GG will display Ads without label them, it won't be a good practice.

doni




msg:1154148
 5:16 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have an interesting result for a couple of my domains.

1. I have www.mydomain.co.uk and www.my-domain.co.uk
2. I have backlinks to www.my-domain.co.uk, as this is the only one of these two domains I have been marketing.
3. I use www.mydomain.co.uk in adwords, with the url being of the form www.mydomain.co.uk/index.php?keyword=abc
4. www.mydomain.co.uk points directly to www.my-domain.co.uk
5. Using some common search terms, I can see www.my-domain.co.uk in the search results as I expect.

However.

6. Using one important search term, and a UK search, www.mydomain.co.uk is found in first place and www.my-domain.co.uk is in fourth place. Remember, I have backlinks to www.my-domain.co.uk, but none to www.mydomain.co.uk.

Moreover ;

7. When I click through on www.mydomain.co.uk I can see that the address bar reads : www.mydomain.co.uk/index.php?keyword=abc, as if it were an adwords link.

8. The listing looks just like a normal result on the results page, NOT and adwords ad - I don't know if Google are including my ads in the results, and I am paying for it, or whether it has somehow picked this up because I am using Adwords. Either way it is unusual.

I have not been on webmasterworld for some time, so I may have missed something over the lats few months.

Any ideas?

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