Google Now Consistently Showing Ads on Image Search?

Jan 16, 2009 - 7:51 am 1 by
Filed Under Google Ads

Since 2005, we have reported signs of Google placing ads on their image search service. In May 2008, Google said they would run ads on image search and then signs of text ads on image search back in December. But it has really not stuck and people saw the ads on and off.

I think for the first time, we are now seeing ads for many queries in image search. Here are some examples of Google showing text ads in image search. I believe you can reproduce this yourself:

+ ipods:

Google Ads on Images

+ computers:

Text ads on Google Images

+ ford mustang:

Google Ads on Images

Many other keywords all seem to work, such as blood pressure, gloves, baskets and even seo or buy text ads.

The big question is, can advertisers opt out of showing their ads on Google images?

So it looks like they are now here to stay.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.


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