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[edited by: tedster at 7:25 pm (utc) on Sep 16, 2011]
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Google is simply a MFA site.
Idk, aesthetically I prefer the new changes. I think it makes the page look cleaner and less cluttered.
And maybe the average user prefers ads over the organic results. Maybe they feel they can trust those results more than our "spammy" organic results. At least the ads have Google's stamp of approval, a trusted authority.
I sometimes wonder if Google will eventually charge all sites to be included in it's index. How many of you would pay to have a shot in the world's highest quality and farthest-reaching search index as opposed to being left out?
[edited by: walkman at 3:58 pm (utc) on Sep 16, 2011]
People here are more observant that Joe Average using Google.
What many here haven't noticed is that every vertical search offering (in the dark gray top toolbar) now has the same, unified look and feel on its results page. Even more, the additional search options on the left are more clearly obvious, and I'll bet they are getting more use, too.
All 250+ sites under my control are either blocked from it or banned from it.Blekko is unforgiving on fishy sites. But they have a very tiny %. Just checked my money sites and luckily they are in...for now.
Also, three ads is a maximum. Most of my searches show no ads.Google tested this, they found the same. Most show no ads, that's why the introduced "Instant," the suggestions are more likely to be suggestions with ads....to improve your "user experience"
Searches like "mating habits of the African water buffalo"? Well that will stay ""organic"".
[edited by: tedster at 7:32 pm (utc) on Sep 16, 2011]
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[edited by: tedster at 7:10 pm (utc) on Sep 16, 2011]
And yep, the 'comparison' tool is somewhat new I think (<12 months?)
The first Roman fire brigade of which we have any substantial history was created by Marcus Licinius Crassus. Marcus Licinius Crassus was born into a wealthy Roman family around the year 115 BC, and acquired an enormous fortune through (in the words of Plutarch) "fire and rapine." One of his most lucrative schemes took advantage of the fact that Rome had no fire department. Crassus filled this void by creating his own brigade—500 men strong—which rushed to burning buildings at the first cry of alarm. Upon arriving at the scene, however, the fire fighters did nothing while their employer bargained over the price of their services with the distressed property owner. If Crassus could not negotiate a satisfactory price, his men simply let the structure burn to the ground, after which he offered to purchase it for a fraction of its value.
[edited by: walkman at 6:55 pm (utc) on Sep 16, 2011]
[edited by: tedster at 8:35 pm (utc) on Sep 16, 2011]
Now that also means that Google users are being pushed away from the first set of purely organic web search, and toward the many options that Google has worked to create - and not all of those are directly ad related or even income related.
Does the average person even care if the search results are a 1,000,000 or just 1,000?