londrum - 8:39 pm on Jan 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
i think google are going down the wrong path here. a good analogy would be in choosing a wife. imagine that google is a dating site. people are looking for a woman with a brain and a personality. but google has put all the ones with buck teeth (ie. ads above the fold) at the back of the queue. and given all the dumb blondes a boost to frontpage.
blondes might give a better user experience, sure, but at the end of the day blonde hair is a superficial thing. like ad placement. people are more interested in the other stuff.
(thats where my analogy falls down... because most men would prefer the blonde!)