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Khurrum [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, November 22, 2005
14 years ago

Wow...

Maybe they really are thinking of introducing flash ads next!

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Oh god... I hope not. Flash ads are the bane of the internet.

levkur [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I posted this originally. Maybe someone was just trying to put up a flash ad up there. But why would it link to a google search for adwords. And why under xyz, seems like a search string that no one would search for and more likely a string to test with.

levkur [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

no longer there. they took it down, probably after seeing this page

Tomi Häsä [PersonRank 5]

14 years ago #

Google may offer other than text ads in the future according to Google patent application "Determining ad targeting information and/or ad creative" (20050222901) :

[0026] "The environment may include an ad entry, maintenance and
delivery system 120. Advertisers 110 may directly, or indirectly,
enter, maintain, and track ad information in the system 120. The ads
may be in the form of graphical ads such as so-called banner ads, text
only ads, image ads, audio ads, video ads, ads combining one of more of
any of such components, etc. The ads may also include embedded
information, such as a link, and/or machine executable instructions."

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