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[edited by: tedster at 11:14 pm (utc) on Jun 2, 2010]
What bugs me about this latest G* incarnation is how blatantly they are pushing aside organics and quality sites in general, to direct their own visitor traffic to the paying ads.
And this surprises you?
As many a web designer started adding Google search boxes, maps etc, we helped to promote G. Google should imagine the impact of thousands of webmasters switching to Bing or ASK search bars, gadgets etc...
So, the MAYDAY update combined with the Jazz interface changed the flow of traffic on the web significantly, IMHO. And that is fine - it is still their site.
why should they have to tell people to improve their sites so they can rank again?
[edited by: londrum at 8:26 pm (utc) on Jun 2, 2010]
It's like looking at 'flash flood area' on a sign in the desert
we have to rely on google.
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 8:26 pm (utc) on Jun 2, 2010]
you would expect a pretty major notification if the local government decided they were going to stop pedestrian access
you all clearly have too much time so have all taken to writing essays!
If they presented the results people were looking for in the SERPs people wouldn't need to click your AdSense link would they? I highly doubt it... Which means the AdSense budget is spent where? Not on you any more seems to be the correct answer to me.
I don't think it applies in all situations.
But what if they are looking to compare products from many sources?
Or maybe they're looking for something in a general category, but they're not sure exactly what it is. Then maybe you're a perfect match for their category, but they want to see other matches from the same category, and clicking Adsense is quicker than going back to Google and searching again.
advertising in general is an inherently unsustainable revenue source.
The drive for more and more and more earnings will only continue, until everything on the first page is a paid ad, or website driven by mega dollars regardless of the quality of content.
joined:May 13, 2010
If you had a retail outlet in a good location, with lots of walk by shoppers (walking on the free pavement/sidewalk), you would expect a pretty major notification if the local government decided they were going to stop pedestrian access to that particular road, Google are providing the road, they should inform users of any impending closures.
What we need is a healthy 2 or 3 or 4 search engines each with a reasonable share
[edited by: tedster at 8:23 pm (utc) on Jun 6, 2010]
What bugs me about this latest G* incarnation is how blatantly they are pushing aside organics and quality sites in general, to direct their own visitor traffic to the paying ads. There is nothing that I or you or anyone can do to impact a change to their own webpage design...