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Paid Google Ads Punch Organic Search in the Face [Infographic]

Posted in Internet marketing by smallbusinessonlinecoach on July 30, 2012

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Google is using it’s power to force clicks towards paid ads and punching organic search listing down the page – for high commercial intent keywords. (Image source)

Pay-Per-Click ads (for high commercial intent keywords) are taking over Google search results.

Q: What is a “high commercial intent keyword”?

A: They are keyword searches that show a more specific desire to purchase

An example would be where a searcher is looking to buy a product or service, like: “buy cordless phone”.


Whereas most organic searches that don’t have high commercial intent are less likely to receive as many PPC ads on the results page (SERP). Examples of low commercial intent would be more research based like “Who is Thomas Edison?” or “When is the election?”.

Research by Wordstream found that for these valuable, high commercial intent keyword searches, paid search advertising listings gave the “free” organic search listings a resounding beat-down.

Google is clearly making a big attempt to differentiate the two and the infographic below shows some really interesting numbers on the amount of screen real-estate being taken over by PPC for the commercial intent searches.

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Google Ads and the War on Free Clicks.
© 2012 WordStream, a Provider of AdWords and Pay-Per-Click Management Tools.


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