Maine Munchies Ad

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Google CEO for a Day

In my last post, I mentioned leaving a comment on Matt Cutts' blog. His response was interesting:
Richard Ball, thanks for the interesting comment. I’m not sure if you’ve seen these links:

and this post with screenshots:

I honestly do appreciate the feedback and the honest criticism. I wouldn’t claim that Google is perfect, but I do think that we try to respond to feedback. For example, at SES San Jose we got some criticism for our stance on paid links while selling “buy PageRank”-type ads. Earlier this week, we disabled ads for a bunch of “buy PageRank”-type ads, and I expect us to do that for more such queries.

Is Google perfect? Nope. Do I secretly sometimes fantasize that Larry/Sergey would run a “CEO for a day” contest, I would win it, and I could change several little things about Google that annoy me? Yup, I’ve daydreamed about that more than once. :) But in the mean time, there’s a bunch of Googlers who try to do the right thing and try to make sure that Google does the right thing. That may be hard to believe, but in my opinion it’s true.

Richard Ball, if you’re going to be at PubCon too, please introduce yourself. I enjoy chatting about this more.
I like that “CEO for a day” quote. Hmm, if I were Google CEO for a day, I'd start with these 2 suggestions for Google AdWords...

Tags: , , ,


Blogger Matt Cutts said...

It's a fun thought experiment: "What would you do differently if you were Google's CEO?" :)

Sun Dec 02, 08:06:00 PM EST  
Blogger Richard said...

Indeed! Thanks for stopping by, Matt.

Sun Dec 02, 08:43:00 PM EST  

Post a Comment

<< Home