TinkyWinky - 3:58 pm on Aug 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
I could imagine that we in the future will see more small engines and that a lot of websites will noindex there sites so google will not have access to there content
If anyone could get **even** 10 of the world's "largest" sites to do that - G would have a problem... I say largest - I actually mean 10 of the world's most 'in-demand' websites (whether for info, retail or social).
A cool move from Amazon would be to noindex there there site, to really compete.
Apps will continue to change many people's habits on how they search for info - but it will take more than that to put G in trouble... the mass removal of info from Google would hit the press as a massive negative vote for Google - but not convinced even that would change many people's habits (the lazy majority) as the alternatives are not strong enough or not in people's awareness enough.