Google's Tablet Home Page Ad Upsets Users

Aug 29, 2012 • 8:55 am | comments (26) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google's Tablet Home Page AdOn Google's home page you will see one of the most obtrusive and in your face ads for a Google Tablet you've ever seen from Google on their home page. Google has never been this in your face with an ad on their home page before.

In fact, we've only really complained about text ads on Google's home page before, but they have done some image ads in the past. But nothing like this, nothing that pops up.

Here is a video of the "playground" ad in motion:

As Liz Gannes points out, in 2005, Google posted a blog post that said:

- There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages. There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever.

The Googler, Marissa Mayer, who posted it, left Google a few weeks ago to lead Yahoo.

Google users are upset by it and more importantly, I think Google lost some of their credibility by placing such an in your face ad on their home page.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld & Google Web Search Help.

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