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When You Search Google, Only 13% of the Screen Has Real Results

Mashable: Search is supposed to be the heart of Google, right? But an entrepreneur has pointed out that the search engine's site design doesn't cater much to showing organic search results these days.

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KingPin1052d ago

looking at those results, isnt the 12% and 17% of ads paid ads by third parties?
example if i own a advertising company "X", i get company "Y" to pay me a fixed fee to put ads on google. for every result clicked, i pay google.

or am i mistaken about this.
thing is if im right, that portion is 50% a result based on your search and 50% advertising.

Yi-Long1052d ago

... it's still a terrible result for what was once the best search-engine in the world.

It's sad to have seen them decline in quality so much, over the last few years.

MidnytRain1052d ago

Maybe it's a principle thing, but I've no issue with flicking my finger to see the rest of my results, especially when the ads up top may actually be helpful at times.

jeeves861051d ago

It's a clickbait article. It depends on what you search for, if you're looking for local establishments, you'll see a lot of ads for local businesses. However if you're looking for something that's not a business, you won't see as many ads.

On top of that, the "study" is also looking at whitespace on the screen.

Speed-Racer1052d ago

Well that's Google's #1 source of revenue. Also AdBlock Plus.

adorie1052d ago

Ads gonna add.

I miss the days before the net was badly monetized as it is now. Advertising is pretty invasive and I heard Google paid the people behind Adblock to whitelist them.

When the adblockers sell out to the advertiser, then it's time to search for an alternative.

a_squirrel1052d ago

Before there were ads I couldn't find anything unless I knew exactly what I was looking for. Too much crap was at the top.

a_squirrel1051d ago

Just searched from my google. Nearly no ads, official links higher than 'unofficial'

Doctor_Freeman1051d ago

Same here, I just Googled Google from Chrome and got pages of official Google tools.