That did not sit well with eBay, and early Wednesday the IDG News Service reported that eBay had decided to drop all the ads it places on Googleâ€™s search engine. EBay is the largest buyer of Google search ads, according to Nielsen/NetRatings.
â€œI wonâ€™t comment whether that was directly tied to Googleâ€™s plans to have that party,â€ said Hani Durzy, an eBay spokesman. He said that eBay was simply running a test â€” something it does frequently â€” by shifting marketing dollars to determine the best way to attract users.
I guess this test by eBay is more like a nuclear test… right in Google’s backyard no less 🙂