twright - 9:21 pm on Dec 20, 2005 (gmt 0)
When I first heard about this today I was shocked, appalled and thought the end was nigh....Then I thought about it and I think this is actually a good thing IF Google can match the ads shown to relevant queries (a tough task, in my opinion). There have been several times when a client has approached me about a product that wasn't appropriate for search because they either weren't branded and searched for in their vertical or the product wouldn't sell without visualization. And the Google Image Ads don't work very well in the contextual environment. I'm anxious to see how this plays out.