Sgt_Kickaxe - 6:30 am on Jan 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
CTR on ads was up over 33% yet earnings from those clicks was much lower, interesting.
That provides one answer, yes indeed Google is funneling more clicks towards their own interests, be it to their products or simply moving a search engine user onto a paid result instead of a natural result.
The value of Google is sinking, wall st is catching up to what webmasters have been saying all year imo. I don't think Mr Schmidt knows how not to continue breaking a good thing, he keeps doing what not many ever asked for or wanted from Google.