As part of its deal to purchase 5% of AOL, Google has agreed to give
“AOL ads special placement on its site, something it has not done before. Until now, Google prided itself on its auction system for ads, which treated small businesses on an equal footing with its largest customers.” (NY Times).
So let me get this straight: AOL ads will appear above other ads across Adwords/ Adsense, possibly returning a lower amount for bloggers, whilst if your an advertiser, doesn’t matter how much you bid, AOL will be ahead of you.
Anyone for YPN?