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Old 08-19-2005   #1
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Exclamation Google Alters Organic Search Results With Commercial Ads!!!!!

The playing field for some keyword terms is changing and in my estimate, as much as 50% of organic traffic will be lost. Google is replacing organic postitions with commercial adst.

Google has placed commercial ads for, of all companies, Comcast Cable, in the position 6, 7, & 8 of the organic search results listings for the keyword term

on demand

Placing these ads here effectively kills traffic to the bottom two organic results under the commercial ads, and now will have some / all (??) webmasters wanting only Top 5 results on Googles organic search results.

I have placed a screen shot highlighted in yellow where the commercial ads have replaced the free listings. for those internationally whose results in doing this search may be different due to localization & globalization.

http://www.seo-surgeon.com/images/NewGoogLook.jpg

Wonderous things to come I am sure !!!

See you at the top ????

Clint

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They are not AdWords or commercial ads... see http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050819-132509

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Google Tests Commercial Results In Organic Listings from ClickZ looks at the situation leading off with one firm implying that Google is doing something commercial in nature in what it presents in that area. Google denies these are ads in that section, nor do they appear to be. One of the cited searches, for on demand, has plenty of commercial stuff outside the results. And in the tokenizer query above, the Princeton URL isn't commercial. FYI, MediaPost also has a brief article mentioning another example where you'll see this in action, us.
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They just added a postscript with an official Google statement:

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Google is testing an automated technique for detecting when an alternate query might help users find what they are looking for more quickly. For these searches, which are both commercial and non-commercial in nature, Google displays one or more alternate queries together with a preview of their top results.
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I was also told it works for "piggy bank" and refers people to three seperate websites selling rapper 50 cents song piggy bank

When I saw the 3 comcast ads I thought it smelled like a money ploy...could be as nothing seems settled.

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