Posted March 20, 2006 9:09 am by with 1 comment

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Nathan reports Google is not allowing a blogger to include an MSN Search box on a blog hosted at

While the policy may not give anyone the “warm and fuzzies”, Google is providing the Blogspot hosting for free. Seems like a reasonable request that you don’t upload anything that belongs to a competitor in return for free hosting.

  • My initial reaction was “not fair”. But, they do have a point. It seems similar to the Terms of Agreement with Adsense. Adsense publishers are not allowed to have other contextual advertising on the same site (like Yahoo’s Publisher Network). And, you make another good point Andy…Google is giving people a blog and hosting it for free. They should be allowed to make their own “house rules”.