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