One Good Reason NOT to Put Google Ads at the Top of a Page

Google goes down.

Is it possible? As I write this (April 12, 12:03 PM MST), I cannot view any Google content. That includes Google ads on Web sites and the Google Web site itself.

Sites with Google ads prominently placed at the top are extremely slow to load and, when they finally appear, page design may be messed up. Sites that have no Google references are fine.

This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything like this happen.

Ah, it’s back. The problem lasted for about 5 minutes. Did anyone else notice? We’ll see.

What do you think?