wwconnect - 2:17 pm on Jul 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
Interesting, especially when you consider almost all of Google's engineers have their own side businesses/hobbies. Are you suggesting they could do something like influence search results in their favor?
No, I don't think engineers would be influencing results towards their own projects. It just seems from Matt's comments that the whole company is like a 20 headed beast where some directive gets sent out like "increase adwords revenue for the company" and then everyone runs off in different directions and starts implementing but no one has discussed the consequences or implications.
It seems odd that a bunch of people at Google that have an overview of the company would come together and be ok with the idea of soliciting clients whose AdWords accounts are already being managed under someone else's MCC(And as far ws we know are happy there).
Something this stupid and idiotic could only come from someone isolated from Google's relationship with the webmaster community like someone low on the todem pole in sales or some other hidden appendage at the company. If it's anything else then the people over there really are idiots.
I agree with mhansen and there's nothing wrong with them wanting to grow adwords. There are still lots of businesses that don't use adwords and maybe they could help us reach more of them.
The MAJOR issue I have with this is that they are soliciting clients whose AdWords accounts are already being managed under someone else's MCC. It's disgusting and they should be ashamed of themselves for completely disregarding their current "partners." It just breads extreme distrust and ill will.