"no banner ads on the Google homepage" – Marissa Mayer

I see the post I published earlier this week wondering if Google were now going to have banner ads on their site after their puchase of a stake in AOL has bee answered once and for all by none other than Marissa Mayer (Google’s VP of Search Products & User Experience). In a post on the Google blog, Marissa said:

There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages. There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever.

That’s about as straight an answer as you can get, I reckon.

Thanks for clearing that up for us Marissa – now, how’d you like to be interviewed for a podcast?