Google Now Shows LINKS, Adwords Ads in Search Suggestion Dropdown!

Just stumbled on this today –

Apparently Google is including actual hyperlinks for SOME websites – directly in the search suggestion box on Google’s homepage. I’ve included some screenshots to show how it appears, in case you’re not seeing it when you search.

I started looking for a cosmetic dentist, when lo and behold....

I started looking for a cosmetic dentist, when lo and behold....

I wonder how much this is costing these advertisers…

Of course CNN should have a link. Not like Google doesn't already love them.

Of course CNN should have a link. Not like Google doesn't already love them.

I wonder if they’ll give a link to Fox as well  –

guess that answers that. Maybe they're not paying enough, or anything at all.

guess that answers that. Maybe they're not paying enough, or anything at all.

But wait, it doesn’t stop there- they’re even shoving in adwords ads.

Because there's just not enough places to cram a text ad already.

Because there's just not enough places to cram a text ad already.

For now, it looks like it’s only happening with big budget advertisers, and only on their brand names, but I didn’t really spend a lot of time researching – so I guess we’ll have to wait and find out.  If you know anything about this rolling out for everyone, please let me know too!

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