In 2005, Google gave out a package of computer gadgets that was well received. In 2006, Google gave out these great Google digital picture frames, I still have it on my desk. Then in 2007, Google gave out a card and memory cards, which was less impressive for most people.
Now, we have a thread at WebmasterWorld worried that Google will either not give a gift at all, or it will be a worse gift than last year. Why are they worried? Well, I am sure you heard, we are having a global recession.
Typically, the Google holiday gifts arrive anywhere between the last week of November through middle of December. So, I guess we will find out within the next few weeks if Google steps up in these bad times. If I had to guess, we won't be seeing all that much from any search engine this year. But I can be wrong.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.