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The Adpocalypse Revisited

Google dropping the sidebar on a digital marketer

Last month, I wrote about Google dropping right sidebar ads from their SERPs.  While this was a big change, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • This was not a knee-jerk change.  Google had plenty of data suggesting to them that making this change would prove to have positive results from a user experience (and Google revenue) standpoint.
  • Right side ads only accounted for 14.6% of paid clicks anyway, according to this article from Search Engine Watch.
  • It has been about 5 weeks since the change was made – while there have been several studies done (with updates), we still don’t know anything conclusive.

 

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Google Drops Right Sidebar Ads: What Will the Impact Be?

Whenever there is a large change in something search-related, I initially have more questions and hypotheses than anything else.  

If you follow digital marketing much, you’ve maybe heard that Google has dropped ads from the right sidebar of their SERPs (search engine results pages). If you haven’t heard about this change, no problem! We’ll fill you in.

Google dropping the sidebar on a digital marketer

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