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By Hayley Tsukayama, Wednesday, January 4, 4:24 AM
Google is pushing its own Chrome browser down in search rankings for 60 days following reports that the company was involved in an ad campaign that paid for links to bolster search traffic. And since Google has rules against that sort of thing and has worked hard to keep paid results out of its search engine, the reports were more than a bit embarrassing for the company.
The company said in a statement Tuesday that its campaign for Chrome was never supposed to involve paid links, and that it “never agreed to anything more than online ads.”... http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/google-punishing-chrome-for-60-days/2012/01/04/gIQADMPGaP_story.html