Ray Ozzie writes [link gone]:
Scoble says [link gone] Google is getting a lot of pressure from its advertisers to push down weblogs, who might lower their search result rankings. This seems counterintuitive to me. By diluting the commercial effectiveness of the first N search results, don't blogs actually increase the value of Sponsored Links?
=>I guess advertisers don't believe in color boxed sponsored links themselves! :>>
By the way, Robert Scoble [link gone] mentions this about advertisers:
The fact that when you search for "NEC Tablet" and you find me, for instance, might really piss off NEC. Since NEC advertises on Google, [...]
=> It seems to me that Microsoft are the ones playing this one the smartest way again: they send info, demo, invitations, etc. to bloggers in order to try and get positive "independant" press on high-visibility blogs! Evil but smart! :>