The (d)evolution of Google search results pages :(
Top one from 2012, bottom one from 2008.
Clearly the new one is waaay worse.
It’s funny, the difference isn’t that there are more 3rd party ads. It’s that the ads got moved above the SERP to make room for a bunch of Google junk on the right (where the ads used to be).
The problem is Google trying to shoehorn their apps + sites where we don’t want them.