Leosghost - 7:56 pm on Aug 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
After all any publisher today could remove his content from Google or any other search engine and try to negotiate money for allowing Google to index his website. The reason it is not happening is simple: There is too much competition. Search engines will laugh them in the face and say: You need us more than we need you. And they are right. There is not a single website I can think of that is so unique and its content so valuable it has enough leverage to demand money for getting listed in a search engine.
But search engines and Google in particular do not merely "index " and "list", they also scrape content and present "snippets", in order to have content to place their ads around..( and we won't get into Google and it's "image search" with it's use of "copyright imagery" without permission )..For some sites, Google moved from a model where it depended upon them ( parasitic ) to mutual benefit ( symbiotic ) to ( pathogenic parasitic ) ..the fact that it is now a very powerful parasite, living off myriads of hosts simultaneously, and can discard any one site it scrapes, or group of those it feeds upon, does not change the actual true nature of the beast..