Google search page was clean and blank attracting millions until today.
Years back, the simplicity of the Google search screen is what moved so many from other search engines to Google. That is an obvious over simplification, but the openness of the screen was one of the great things about Google search. That is until today. You can clearly see that Google is now into sales promotion for their Galaxy Nexus 7 tablet and if you click on the tablet, it will take you to Google Play where you can purchase one for $199. Gone are the days of a clean interface promoting absolutely nothing. I moved from Yahoo search a long time ago because of the constant advertising and cluttered screens.
This is not the first time Google has advertised a product, such as the Nexus One, but it does start to raise all kinds of questions about the future. It would appear that Google might be concerned about other tablets entering the market and need to get their product out there. That may sound reasonable with the next Kindle coming and the highly rumored iPad Mini. These 2 will create a lot of competition between each other.
The bigger issue here is that Google’s search page is something that we all look at to be clean and empty of advertising. We enjoy the graphics changes above the text box. Others are indicating the prime advertising real estate on the Google search page and that is the big concern here. There is nothing to stop Google from putting ads on their search page in the future. And the revenue from that would be fantastic.
With them promoting the Nexus 7, there is nothing to stop them from promoting Motorola Mobility smart phones. Or any other product for that matter. And that is the big concern. The emptiness of the screen versus advertising on the screen. So many have commented on Google’s continuing resistance to put things on their search screen. Any departure from that causes concern. And this is one that is causing concern.
Do you think Google will move to more advertising on their search page?