RhinoFish - 1:21 am on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
ssgumby, the agency could be saying that "paid" vs "free" is "hurting", nobody could argue with that.
put a timeline on that assertion, maybe it'll make more sense - if they mean any two periods since it became paid, they're seeing things we aren't.
significant budgets are moving / have moved into PLAs, for good reason.
if PLAs weren't working for advertisers (and therefore for consumers and google), G would give them less real estate... do you see that happening in your searches? :-)