Written by:David Aldridge
6/1/2011 1:58 PM 

So I have a google checkout sellers account that I use to take payments from people for used hardware, and just to get the badge that shows up in the search results and ads posted on google.

I get this today (about 18 hours before that plan to make this change) from google:


Please be aware that beginning on June 2, 2011, the Google Checkout badge will no longer appear on your ads on Google search results.

We’re making this change to improve the user experience on Google search results pages.

For more information, please visit https://checkout.google.com/support/sell/bin/answer.py?answer=1323905


The Google Checkout Team

© 2011 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google Checkout account.

"improve the user experience on Google search results pages" - PLEASE - what do you think we are ?  Born yesterday ? Idiots ? That should read more like "we feel antitrust cases breathing down our neck and we're about to go clean up our act just before we end up in court".

I guess that Googles court date in Texas must be coming up soon...


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