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Monday, December 15, 2008

Ads and More Spotted in Google Suggest

Google Suggest is Google’s auto completion feature of their homepage box (you can toggle whether this will show in your Google preferences, though your setting will always be lost when you lose your cookies and login again). Now Search Engine Land reports that special links are appearing in the suggest box... like news results, but also AdWords ads. In the screenshot above courtesy of Danny Sullivan, the ad is shown at the top, but Google were also showing Danny examples of a bottom position placement that’s being tested. (Hmm... could these type of ads ever become part of Google Chrome’s browser address bar auto-completion, too?)

Danny writes, “Not everyone will see these changes. Google’s showing them to a small, randomly selected group of people in the US. The experiment might end at any time and not necessarily become a permanent feature.”


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