Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 23:28 UTC, submitted by Hiev
Google "I was recently testing some of the keywords and positions for our help-desk app and it suddenly occurred to me that 80% of the page were not actually the search results. Check this out." He has a very good point. Google has work to do here.
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RE: Where?
by ilovebeer on Thu 6th Sep 2012 06:02 UTC in reply to "Where?"
ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

I don't see any of that crap, but to be fair I'm running Adblock Plus, Adblock Plus Element Hiding Helper, and NoScript. I see no ads toward the top or along the right side. Ah... the Web as it was meant to be, without distractions. Gotta love Adblock and NoScript.

I'm surprised nobody has crapped their pants yet and gone on about how you're so "selfish" for using ad-blockers.

Btw, I use all the same stuff.. Love not being constantly spammed with that garbage.

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RE[2]: Where?
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 6th Sep 2012 08:42 in reply to "RE: Where?"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I'm surprised nobody has crapped their pants yet and gone on about how you're so "selfish" for using ad-blockers.

Me too... I was fully expecting it, as well as being down-modded to oblivion. I bet they'll eventually arrive, though. Topics like these, about advertising and ad blocking, never fail to attract people who are for whatever reason completely against the concept of blocking nuisances including advertisements.

Edited 2012-09-06 08:59 UTC

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RE[3]: Where?
by WereCatf on Thu 6th Sep 2012 09:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Where?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Me too... I was fully expecting it, as well as being down-modded to oblivion. I bet they'll eventually arrive, though. Topics like these, about advertising and ad blocking, never fail to attract people who are for whatever reason completely against the concept of blocking nuisances including advertisements.


Often blocking ads is not only about convenience, but also about security; most Joes and Janes do insist on keeping Flash installed so installing AdBlock for them gets rid of ads and at the same time drastically reduces the chances for them to receive a drive-by malware-injection via a vulnerability in Flash.

Sure, it is a loss in profits for the party that is running those ads, but the increase in security is significant enough to warrant that.

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