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I'm tired of getting advertised results at the top of my Google search (I know about filtered plugins with Firefox etc. but I'm often on a variety of PC's that aren't mine) with a tiny grey "Ads" word and no easy way of distinguishing where they end. What's the law on this? I thought if you were displaying an advert you had to make it very clear.

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I'm tired of getting advertised results at the top of my Google search (I know about filtered plugins with Firefox etc. but I'm often on a variety of PC's that aren't mine) with a tiny grey "Ads" word and no easy way of distinguishing where they end. What's the law on this? I thought if you were displaying an advert you had to make it very clear.

Use Starting Page, all of the advantages of Google with none of the drawbacks.

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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/07/head-of-googles-public-policy-operations-resigns/

As Google faces stepped-up interrogations from regulators and policy makers, Alan Davidson, who runs its public policy operations for North and South America, announced Monday that he would leave the company this month.

Does ASA have a digital remit these days?

http://www.asa.org.uk/

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I'm tired of getting advertised results at the top of my Google search (I know about filtered plugins with Firefox etc. but I'm often on a variety of PC's that aren't mine) with a tiny grey "Ads" word and no easy way of distinguishing where they end. What's the law on this? I thought if you were displaying an advert you had to make it very clear.

There are other search engines you know. I rarely use Google now.

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There are other search engines you know. I rarely use Google now.

Yea I know I mooted startpage.com on here months ago, I like it for it's privacy you can use it's proxy etc. and it doesn't store your IP address but...

I do quite like Google for it's sheer breadth and so I am always drawn back to it. Just thought the ads were decepitve and maybe Advertising Standards Authority could do something?

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I often get better results on this with noscript - but you have to point out you want UK results (cos it is made for US market)

https://encrypted.google.com/

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