Google defiles homepage?

Google defiles homepage?

Summary: Google can no longer hold up the vaunted, pristine Google homepage as virgin territory.Google is selling out and selling its primo homepage real estate bigtime.

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Google can no longer hold up the vaunted, pristine Google homepage as virgin territory.

Google is selling out and selling its primo homepage real estate bigtime.

Google apparently has had enough of subtle one-liners underneath the Google search box suggesting ever so gingerly to users that they ought to try out the latest Google product or service.

No, Google is taking a stand and standing up in particular for the Google Toolbar!

The Google Toolbar is being hawked old-school style at the Google.com homepage. A very large box at the right top of the page demands:

Put a Google search box in your browser

Google also includes a handy fire engine red arrow pointing to "the browser" lest any Google user not know where their own browser is.

Google reiterates its demand with a large "Download Google Toolbar" button.

What do you think? Is this the beginning of the Google end?

Vote thumbs up or thumbs down on the "tainted" Google homepage! Then Talkback and let your opinions be known!

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Topic: Google

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  • Maybe it's just Firefox

    But that large ad doesn't seem to appear in Firefox 2.0.
    pueblonative
    • Nope

      Doesn't show up in IE7 or FF2 either one.
      perryroyce9
  • Still clean

    I don't see that stuff either. What a great blog.
    bghost
  • taken down

    Was there yesterday, i saw it , so its not a browser thing

    it was a small test id bet
    Rik Tik Tav
  • reply to post

    Your article seems to be biased against the Google promotions. Therefore your poll may reflect this bias; subjects tend to 'agree' with a writer/experimenter. To illustrate, the article title 'Google defiles homepage?', even if followed by a question mark, uses strong language- 'defilement'- which suggests negative opinion. That makes for bad journalism and worse research. Rerun your poll following an informative article that does not reflect personal bias.
    tanuchenka9
  • b.o.r.i.n.g

    This is stupid. Nobody cares. Go back to your day-job.
    george.klima9
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