MrSavage - 10:32 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
I doubt that this indiscreet ad, and certainly it is just that, helps the accusations and impending legal proceedings against Google. Think about it. I went to Google homepage for what? To search. I didn't type in Google.com to find a google product. I went there to find their search bar. Once I do a search, yes ads make sense. I personally think it's minor, yet it's not minor. If it went overboard, and say it was suddenly a listing of 5 google products instead, then that changes the principle? No it doesn't. Indiscreet or not, it's not going to help their image. I'm not smart, but does Bing throw up ads on the Bing.com page? As in, give the Google example, Bing can add a Windows 7 coupon link or product link on the page? Just wondering. Sure they own Hotmail and that's there on the landing page. For me though, regardless of a big deal or not, it's just one more thing recently that's whittling away on my trust of Google. And that's not something I could say a year ago.