Google nixes banner search ads

03/12/2014 | VentureBeat

Google will stop displaying its controversial banner search ads, per the company's head of search, Amit Singhal. The ads began appearing in feeds in October and generated a backlash. From the start, Google called the banner ads a "brand image experiment" with 30 companies and did not say they would become a permanent search page fixture. Their removal comes along with other visual tweaks to Google's search engine results page.

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