tedster - 8:48 pm on Nov 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
I got to the place, early on, where Marissa Meyer describes the importance (in GOOGLE'S mind) that their ads be clearly distinguished from the organic search results. I really got angry at that point and just quit listening, at least the first time I played the video.
Today's top of the page Adwords are almost IMPOSSIBLE to distinguish and Marissa Meyer certainly knows that. I sometimes have to squirm around my laptop to see where the Adwords end and the #1 organic result appears.
There's a lot that I do admire about Google's achievements over the past 15 years - and this video details some of that. But when a key person's comments are so duplicitous as those are, I just see red.
I don't even understand why Google included anything about their ads in the first place. The video didn't go into Adwords as a big innovation or anything in that direction. That whole segment seems only to exist so she can recite that Orwellian storyline about ads.