I want Search results, I get Ads


Google’s search product is becoming less valuable by the day:

Surrounding that link are nine ads, plus a link to a PetMeds user account at Google+. There are 10 links to Google services at the top of the page. Below that is my Google+ profile picture (which leads to my Google+ account settings) and a big Share box.

That’s a total of 23 links on that page, as it appears on a typical computer. Only one is a search result.

At Google, advertising is crowding out search results | Ed Bott.