For those of us following Google’s foray into online finance, it was always kinda strange that Google, the contextual search behemoth, never had any ads on its fledgling financial site, Google Finance.
Until last week.
Yes, folks, last week included that fateful moment when Google schlocked up their pretty clean interface to deliver more ads about investing in tropical hardwood floors or purchasing a financial newsletter “guaranteed to triple my money”.
I thought this link was interesting. Google says, “Google Finance provides up-to-date financial information, news, blog posts, and access to lively discussions; these services are entirely separate from the ads on our site. A company’s status as an advertiser with Google does not affect the way data and information about that company are displayed on Google Finance.”