Matt Cutts Says: Paid Ads *Are* A Type Of Search

Posted on December 18th, 2007 at 10:30 am by Michael VanDeMar under blogthropology, Cuttisms, Google, lackofmeds, On The Ball-ness

As many of you know, Andy Beard has been out of the posting loop lately, due to being preoccupied with moving. Luckily he did manage to get in a much needed review of Matt Cutts post on paid links.

I stumbled across the post last night, and I saw a quote by Matt Cutts that caught my attention a bit:

“Are users also eager to see sponsored link posts ahead of all other results as well?”

Lisa, we do think of ads as a type of search and try to show the most relevant ads we can (not just the ones where the advertiser is willing to pay the most).

I gotta tell you, personally I’m glad to know that sponsored results like the ones shown here aren’t all about the money:


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Nice to see Google must have a healthy dose of good old fashioned sick humor as well. :D

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2 Responses to “Matt Cutts Says: Paid Ads *Are* A Type Of Search”

  1. Matt Cutts on Paid Links: Read it at Lorien1973.Com Says:

    [...] More discussion here. Another post missing the point here. [...]

  2. Jenny, Bloggess Says:

    Holy. Crap.

    And they were making me feel bad about not selling my cat properly. Clearly my cat is small potatoes.

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