Related Search...false advertisement! It is a page of ADS!

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  1. Michael Willis profile image76
    Michael Willisposted 5 years ago

    After reading about the Ads appearing on the right sidebar of our hubs, I checked it out and found the long Ad on my pages. When I signed out, I really saw a bunch of Ads all over the top section of the hubs. WOW! Is there a hub here or an Advertisement page?...was my first thought.

    The "related search" on the right sidebar is Not a Related search...it is a page of Advertisements listed.

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8046215_f248.jpg

    The sidebar Ad really doesn't look bad to me. Do we get our share of this Ad also?

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/8046218_f248.jpg

  2. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    Yes, that is what many of us have been complaining about for a while now.

    1. Michael Willis profile image76
      Michael Willisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I thought the related search was to take the reader to Hub topics pages.

      1. janderson99 profile image56
        janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Income from the "Related Search" Ads is not shared with the authors
        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/111781

        1. Michael Willis profile image76
          Michael Willisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          What about the new skyscraper ADs? I hope these are a spit-share.

  3. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    It continues to annoy.  but I assume the skyscraper is a normal split share ad.

    1. Michael Willis profile image76
      Michael Willisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I hope the skyscraper AD is a split share. The related search "ad" needs to be changed to "related ADS," not related search.

  4. Barbara Kay profile image89
    Barbara Kayposted 5 years ago

    I mentioned this when we all lost so much traffic from Google Panda. I wonder what Google thinks of this. If I ran into a page like that I'd look for info elsewhere.

    1. Michael Willis profile image76
      Michael Willisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I remember HP saying that the old layout had to be changed partly because too many ADs were bad for Google. I guess that has changed!?!?!?

      At the same time...you visit any huge website that gets top rankings all the time and you see the ADs all over the page!

      1. aa lite profile image90
        aa liteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Exactly.  I dislike ad heavy pages, but on the other hand, I want to earn.  I worry about what Google thinks, but some of my hubs are now outranked by wiki answers.  If you go to their pages, All you see initially are ads.........also the content is often almost non-existent, and yet Google seems to like em.

        My thoughts are that as long as there are no pop up ads etc. Google isn't too upset, but I guess we never know.

 
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