I'm digging this topic up again after yesterday's interactive Les Paul Google Doodle.
How many webmasters noticed a definite slump in traffic on Google Doodle days?
Yesterday I saw Facebook posts about the guitar doodle and "how cool" it was.
This definitely proves that people are being diverted by these insipid little graphics.
I guess it just goes to show how easily some folks are entertained and sidetracked.
Google should stick with the business of fixing their search engine rather than posting non value added content. Their doing enough already to clobber our traffic.