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Brian Prioleau
American music, movies, challenging people and a humorous view of the world
American music, movies, challenging people and a humorous view of the world
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I work in organic search engine optimization. We align clients' content, visitor behavior and keywords so that people looking for our clients' solution can find their website. SEO with no smoke and mirrors, just putting the right content into the list so searchers can find it

Recently Google decided to put paid ads at the top of every page, which often puts the organic results (the results that searchers are looking for, based upon Google's well-known ability to find the best content for a given query) "below the fold" -- searchers need to hit page down to find organic results. This can mean only a subsegment of searchers find the organic results to their query.

My question is this: how will this effect Google's reputation as the service that kicks back the best results to a search query? For those searchers who do not know the difference between a paid ad and a organic response to a question -- which is the overwhelming majority of people who type searches into Google in the first place -- inevitably the brand of Google as the best search engine will erode. Really dumb.

If I were Bing's marketing director, I would take this and run with it, particularly on mobile search. Google already has more money than God. They now have decided to routinely deliver paid results that obscure the better, more information-rich organic results their customer is looking for, all in the name of engagement for paid ads. I repeat: dumb.

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I work in organic search engine optimization. We align clients' content, visitor behavior and keywords so that people looking for our clients' solution can find their website. SEO with no smoke and mirrors, just putting the right content into the list so searchers can find it

Recently Google decided to put paid ads at the top of every page, which often puts the organic results (the results that searchers are looking for, based upon Google's well-known ability to find the best content for a given query) "below the fold" -- searchers need to hit page down to find organic results. This can mean only a subsegment of searchers find the organic results to their query.

My question is this: how will this effect Google's reputation as the service that kicks back the best results to a search query? For those searchers who do not know the difference between a paid ad and a organic response to a question -- which is the overwhelming majority of people who type searches into Google in the first place -- inevitably the brand of Google as the best search engine will erode. Really dumb.

If I were Bing's marketing director, I would take this and run with it, particularly on mobile search. Google already has more money than God. They now have decided to routinely deliver paid results that obscure the better, more information-rich organic results their customer is looking for, all in the name of engagement for paid ads. I repeat: dumb.

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