Google Suggest AdWords Ads In The Wild

Jan 29, 2010 • 7:54 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords
 

Back in December 2008, over a year ago, Google began testing AdWords in Google Suggest on the Google.com home page. Since then, I rarely saw anyone report seeing ads as you type your query in the Google search box.

A new WebmasterWorld thread has one user reporting seeing it. Maybe Google is finally moving forward with these ads? I personally cannot trigger an ad to show up for my sample queries, but maybe I am not on that data center or in the new test group?

The webmaster said:

I noticed when doing a search, that at the top of the 'search suggestions', box, a clickable adwords ad appeared. (for the company whose name I was typing). This might not be new, but I never saw this before...

I only saw this when using the google.com/ home page for the first time.

Here is how it may look:

Google Suggest AdWords

Do you see them? Have you seen them? Do you like or hate them?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

David

02/01/2010 06:07 am

I recall seeing it once or twice, i think only in chrome... im not really impressed it seems more annoying than anything. Also how do they decide on who gets to show their ads as a suggested result, or is that another hit and miss deal?

Paul

04/21/2010 05:20 am

I've just taken over working on an Adwords account and, in the change history, I can see for a campaign: "1 SearchType Added: Show Search Suggest". This is at campaign level in March 2010. Is it possible to opt in/out of this feature? I can't see it under campaign settings.

Paul

04/21/2010 05:22 am

I've just taken over working on an Adwords account and, in the change history, I can see for a campaign: "1 SearchType Added: Show Search Suggest". This is at campaign level in March 2010. Is it possible to opt in/out of this feature? I can't see it under campaign settings.

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