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Will Google Own the Entire Search Engine World?

 7:02 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

The way things are going, google is buying up all the search engines, and taking over. Googles results appear in numerous search engines worldwide. This makes me believe that Google has alot of control of the online businesses.
My question is do they have too much control? or will they?
What are some of your peoples thoughts?



 7:05 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

What if people wanted to purchase domain names, so they searched with google, and if the top 10 results were all johnsdomains.com instead of register.com?


 7:13 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

It's a search engine. People and companies choose google, its not a gun-point decision,.... atleast I dont think it is. /me turns away from the google reps and walks out slowly.....

Do people get scared when someone starts to become successful? I choose google not because I have to but because it delivers the most relivent results in my opinion for most searches I ever do. That goes with the majority of the users also, so when other companies use Google for results and whatnot I think its because they want to say google powers them or theyre making some nice chiChing off of the served results. As far as the content site adword delivery... neat move.

troels nybo nielsen

 7:15 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to Webmasterworld, AcesHigh

Your question was discussed just a few days ago. (Eventually you will learn that most questions asked here have been asked before!) The result seemed to be that most members do not fear Google. I personally don't.


 7:21 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

The way things are going, google is buying up all the search engines...

You mean, like FAST and Altavista? Or Teoma? Or Wisenut?


 7:30 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

Actually, Google hasn't bought up *any* search engines. While Google (and, its partners) are very popular, they definitely have competition. Ink via MSN is not an insignificant player. And, Google partners like Yahoo and AOL might not always use Google. Yahoo bought Inktomi, which suggests to me they may ditch Google. Yahoo is a very big player with searches.


 7:42 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

Do you think google will become so successful people will only use google? I kinda do. Which further makes me believe google may take over the other engines. Which finally makes me believe they will have the full monopoly soon. I do like google alot, I feel their listings can be crucial to businesses, and they could get some flak from it. Just a thought.


 8:25 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)


Welcome to WW. Google is just a blip on the long term radar, if we were back in 1994 no one would be able to see how Altavista wouldn't be the dominent force forever.

As Andy Warhol says, everyone has 15 minutes, and Google is currently getting its moment of fame.

If there is money to be made from search tools those companies that know how to make money (and currently have money) will be the ones who will be the long term players.

Google is only the 5th most powerful (visited) site on the web. Yahoo and MSN are #1 & #2. Microsoft can buy Yahoo 4 times over and still have spare change, it can probably buy Google 10 times over and have spare change out of its cash reserves.

The question is: "Can real money be made from a search engine?", if so MS will mop up, if not who cares?

If I were Bill Gates I would let the competition develop the technology and then eat them when they were in financial trouble.


 8:30 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

Simply because it gives the most relevant results & is fast. Speed counts!


 9:10 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

>Google is only the 5th most powerful (visited) site on the web. Yahoo and MSN are #1 & #2.

And, Yahoo now owns Inktomi. I can't imagine they'd buy Ink if they planned on sticking with Google. Definitely a significant number of searches are done on Yahoo. Competition actually seems to be heating up a bit.


 11:26 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

"google is buying up all the search engines.."

Name just ONE that it has bought?


 1:21 pm on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sorry I was mistaken, I meant how Yahoo etc and others are using GOOGLE for their search engines.

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