Google Shifts Search Ads Closer To Free Results

James Carswell noticed that Google, on some browsers, has shifted the search ads on the right hand side of the search results page, closer to the free (organic) results. I personally was able to replicate this change, by comparing Firefox to Safari and posted a video illustrating the change.

In the video below, you will first see the Firefox browser, with the ads closer to the organic listings. Notice, when I expand the browser’s width, the ads don’t move to the far right, like it does in Safari (i.e. the old way). Here is that video:

Related Topics: Channel: SEM | Google: AdWords

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    We are now seeing the SERPs layout change across all browsers. Looks like the test was successful.

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