The Advertising War Is Over and Google Won

The Advertising War Is Over and Google Won

Every advertising-dependent Web business is stealing something from Google , Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.

Include Twitter on the list. Last week, the social network hired away J.J. Hirschle from Google in order to boost contextual ad revenue from retailers. The move comes on the heels of Yahoo! bringing contextual "Stream Ads" to all its services.

In simpler terms, Tim says, the advertising war is over and Google won. Its method for delivering ads in context via search or email or a news feed is now the model for marketing products and services online, Tim argues. Do you agree? If so, do you also expect to see fewer display ads? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take and then leave a comment to let us know where you stand.

The social stock you can't ignore
Can't wait for the Twitter IPO? One other incredible social stock is growing twice as fast as Google and Facebook, and more than three times as fast as and Apple. Watch our jaw-dropping investor alert video today to find out why The Motley Fool's chief technology officer is putting $117,238 of his own money on the table, and why he's so confident this will be a huge winner in 2013 and beyond. Just click here to watch!

The article The Advertising War Is Over and Google Won originally appeared on

Fool contributor Tim Beyers is a member of the Motley Fool Rule Breakers stock-picking team and the Motley Fool Supernova Odyssey I mission. He owned shares of Apple and Google at the time of publication. Check out Tim's web home and portfolio holdings or connect with him on Google+, Tumblr, or Twitter, where he goes by @milehighfool. You can also get his insights delivered directly to your RSS reader.The Motley Fool recommends, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo!. The Motley Fool owns shares of, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Originally published