@ Web_speed, Re: eBay...
Its kinda off topic for this post, but eBay killed itself. Google has nothing (or very little at best) to do with their demise. eBay thought they wanted to be an Amazon and decided to take the route of a cheap-commerce site, abandoning the little-people who helped make it popular, and skyrocketing the fees for non-store users. The downside is that everyone ALREADY used Amazon for that, and the core eBay user, mom and pop, sis and bro... deserted it for everywhere else, told all their friends to go elsewhere, and now the only thing eBay has left are cheap brand goods... and few buyers.
Wait... maybe it is related to this post. I spot a message in there somewhere! :-)