then... just in case - and for the record, I'll sum it up.
( I don't think CPC would work as it's brand names against each other - no numbers at all - so perhaps an affiliate partnership would make more sense, but who knows )
I thought about it, and can't really believe that Google doesn't get its cut - one way or another. Unless it's a test, which of course would be but the prelude to the actual business model.
whatever it is, it's a non-organic, hand selected set of simultaneous #1 results in a very high ROI market, unlabeled as such.
ironic to see that departments at Google, yet again, probably had no clue of what the other was up to... and/or to see a management making a decision that discredits the entirety of their rhethoric from A to Z.
I just checked my English/MSOfficeClipart/English dictionary and it turns out I was wrong. The Cheesy little airplane graphic *IS* in fact the universal sign of all the above business models. I'd also like to note that it brought the SERPs to life with its cheerful colors and... also, once I kept staring at it for a longer period it eventually turned into a face and winked back at me. [j/k ... off to lunch/dinner]
[edited by: Miamacs at 8:47 pm (utc) on April 25, 2008]