swa66 - 12:17 pm on Apr 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
There are plenty of non-Google advertising platforms active in Europe. YPN obviously not as they aren't even interested in publishers not living in the USA. But there are plenty, just check your favorite newspaper website and -at least for those I've tried- no adwords in sight.
Sure those ad networks do not always cater for the mom-and-pop type of advertiser, but there is plenty of competition and it is used by large publishers, so there is opportunity to advertise outside of adwords.
But even if there were no opportunity to advertise outside of adwords, how would that be linked to google abusing their dominance in search ?