ember - 4:25 pm on Sep 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
This is not a surprise. Once you realize that EVERYTHING is about money, and I mean everything, this is an obvious move by Google. They can talk all they want about user experience, no evil, etc., etc., etc., but moving the organic listings down, even a smidge, let's them manipulate searchers into clicking on ads that make Google more MONEY. Always, always follow the money, and you will understand the world and how it works. EVERYTHING is about money no matter what anyone is saying to the contrary.