Thursday, September 02, 2004

MIT Technology on MoreGoogle ?

The MIT Technology have put up a story on MoreGoogle! Weird article research from this institution !

What is MoreGoogle ?

This Add-on for Internet Explorer give you Google search results via a API from Google, and with thumbnail view from the site and links to traffic rankings via Alexa. Here all is ok!

The catch

But when you search for a product, it's show you Amazon price information and users rating. Well, that's good you say ! That right! But if you go to Amazon and buy the product, the guy at MoreGoogle receive a commission!!!

From the MoreGoogle site:
How are you affiliated with

I am an associate. Amazon Associates drive internet traffic to through specially formatted links and earn up to 10% in referral fees on all qualifying revenue made through their links.

When you use MoreGoogle and click on an result, you support me and MoreGoogle if you actually purchase a product.

I think this is a clear violation of the Google API !?!

The Google Web APIs service is made available to you for your personal, non-commercial use only (at home or at work).

But the guy is kind, he is splitting half and half with you, if you are a Amazon associate!

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