Considering that quite a lot of Google’s products and services are free to use, one of the ways that the company makes its money is through ads. These ads appear all over the place, such as in search results, inside of Gmail, in YouTube, and so on. Now it looks like those ads are starting to show up on Google Feed as well.
This was first spotted by Android Police in which more than a few users have been spotting ads inside of Google feed, such as the one in the screenshot to the right posted onto Google+ by user Yifat Cohen. Not everyone is seeing these ads which suggests that it might only be a test, which has since been confirmed by Google to VentureBeat.
In a statement made to the publication, “We’re always testing new ways to improve our experience for our advertisers and users, but don’t have anything specific to announce right now.” Unsurprisingly not many are happy with ads being loaded onto Google Feed, especially since for some users, especially on Android, its placement is so prominent that it feels like an intrusion.
However given how prominent Google Feed is, at the same time it seems like a prime location for ads to be displayed. In any case there’s no telling if Google plans to keep the ads around, but what do you guys think? Would you mind seeing ads in your Google Feed, or would you rather Google place it somewhere else?