---- Google algo moves away from links, towards traffic patterns
bhartzer - 9:38 pm on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)
Google gives Dell billion bucks...Google now not only knows what sites a user visits
Uh, I know this is all about Google, but hasn't anyone thought of the amount of data Microsoft has--after all, they happen to have an operating system that's installed on a heck of a lot of PCs. MSN doesn't need a toolbar to collect the data.
Google is definitely collecting data--and with the latest toolbar update they're probably collecting even more data (considering that when you turn on the PR option they give you an additional popup about privacy).
Having the Toolbar placed in 100 million consumer PCs would allow Google to determine site popularity
I think there's other additional ways for them to collect the data, including just watching which sites are visited more via their SERPs. And why has no one mentioned the infamous "google cookie"?