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Google ads now being displayed flush against results.

     
8:39 pm on Aug 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I just noticed that Google is displaying the ads right against the search results (not to the far right of the page). Is anyone else seeing this?
10:28 pm on Aug 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am seeing the Adwords moved to the left instead of being flush right. Tha results page is still fluid width, so with my browser fullscreen, the Adwords are not "flush" against the organic results. But when I make the window narrow, they move that way. Then, as I narrow the screen further, the organic results get narrower.
3:39 am on Aug 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Wow, that is annoying on my large monitor, very annoying. It'll bring their RPS up for sure though.
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Also noticing less words for snippet due to this change. Interesting ploy Google, is this to increase adwords profits or what? What's the huge gap on the right for? Are they considering putting that new test for adwords (google checkout merchants) with images of products on the right? This layout is terrible.


Tha results page is still fluid width, so with my browser fullscreen, the Adwords are not "flush" against the organic results.

They are flush against the SERP's no matter what resolution I change to with a huge gap to the right.

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Right - but above 880 pixels wide and up to 1070 pixels, the gap between organic and Adwords starts to grow so the two types of listings are no longer perfectly "flush".
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It looks very much like what Bing has. I am sure the CTR is higher on this new layout (it has to be, no?).

Wow, that is annoying on my large monitor, very annoying.

I prefer this actually. My monitor is large as well, and I like having the ads close the the search results. Often times the ads can be just as useful (if not more so) than the natural results.