Study: 34% Of Google Search Results Have Rich Media, 9 Organic Links & 9 Search Ads

conductor company logoConductor released a study that analyzed the ten blue links at Google showing 34% show rich media, nine organic listings and nine search ads.

34% Of Search Snippets Have Rich Media

The Conductor study showed that there was rich media on the search results page 34% of the time. The breakdown of rich media showed images appear on 28% of search results pages, news 9%, and shopping 1%. You have to keep in mind, rich media in search results is incredibly query-dependent. So, based on the sampling of Conductor’s study, 34% was the number they reached.


88% Of The Search Results Contain 9 Organic Results

88% of SERPs have 9 or more natural search links, with 73% having exactly ten organic results. This shows that while many say the ten blue links are gone, that is, indeed, not the case.


56% Of The Search Results Have 9 Search Ads

Finally, Conductor’s study says 56% of search pages now have 9 or more paid ads. I posted the breakdown of the study below. But, Conductor adds that despite there being so many paid search ads, “eye-tracking studies show that increasingly, searchers are tuning out ads and focusing on organic results.”


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