This report on Blog Storm indicates that Google is giving more of the top slots over to big brands. This may be considered good news for searchers, but it is a worry for smaller businesses who are trying to compete with companies with much larger budgets.
Until now, the Search Engines had always been a good ‘leveller’, allowing smaller companies to compete on equal terms (well, sort of!) with larger organisations. But this change will make it even harder for those of us without a strong brand to be found on Page 1 of Google.
Read the blog posting here
And let me know if your experience of Google search results has noted any such changes.