Google Adds Image Ads To Sponsored Search Results

Google’s sponsored search results now include products and images. A search for diamonds displays a text ad from Blue Nile and on click more information plus an image ad without leaving the page. The same applies for Google’s sidebar ads.

In addition to images and “plus box” ads — that is, ads that expand when a user clicks on a “+” sign — some sponsored text listings also feature a link to Google Checkout — for people ready to make a purchase directly from the search page.

How it looks like:

Google Image Ads In Sponsored Search Results
Google Image Ads In Sponsored Search Results

Google also tested video ads on search result pages in February and formally launched them a month later.

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