January 5, 2007
Last week I noted a bunch of bloggers, including Firefox founder Blake Ross, grumbling about the new Google “tips” feature. Under the guise of giving Google searchers useful recommendations, Google was not so subtlely giving a very prominent link to its own services (Calendar, mail, Blogger, etc…) right above the natural search results. As an investor in the company behind WordPress.com, I did a little grumbling myself.
To its credit, Google heard the criticism and has removed its “tips” feature.