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iphone5: Apple App Ad sitting obscuring Google SERP's
Whitey

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Msg#: 4660772 posted 10:54 pm on Apr 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

I woke up this morning to a 1st when I checked my iphone to Google something. An Apple Ad for an App I use, was sitting at the top of my iphone mobile screen obscuring the top Google search results.

That should be easy to deal with by pressing the "x" on the App advert. But it doesn't click to close. It doesn't work.

Uninstalling this App, also made no difference.

Going to a website from these SERP results, still shows the app obscuring the header of the website where all the navigation is generally shown, rendering those websites useless to me.

Now strictly speaking this probably belongs in a Safari / Apple forum, but given it's implications to the majority of searchers who use Google I thought I'd place it here.

If this carries on, I'll find another device to use.

Anyone else seeing this and any comments on the tactics to knock off Google's SERP advertising in the process?

Footnote : I cleared Safari cookies and it went away- frustrating 30mins

 

aakk9999

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Msg#: 4660772 posted 11:51 pm on Apr 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

If I understood well, you searched for something on your iphone and when the search results were displayed, there was an ad obscuring your search results and the ad was completely unrelated to what you were searching?

This:
any comments on the tactics to knock off Google's SERP advertising in the process?

And this:
Going to a website from these SERP results, still shows the app obscuring the header of the website where all the navigation is generally shown, rendering those websites useless to me.

I may be wrong but these would imply to me it is not Google, but your iphone/safari/app/something else.

Whitey

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Msg#: 4660772 posted 1:05 am on Apr 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

@aakk9999 - it looks like cookies, as when I cleared them, away it went. So it was not a setting to advantage Google - quite the contrary.

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