---- 3: Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2010
Reno - 5:22 pm on May 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google is a search engine
...and, it's a search engine that owes its very existence to the unwritten agreement that it had with website owners, which is to say, we'll take/present your content and in return we'll send you visitors. Win-Win. Next they offered Image Search, and now they've included screenshots -- both of which mean they must display copyrighted graphics, which is still fine for most of us if it remains Win-Win. BUT, if it's Google long term plan to push more traffic to sponsored ads, or to its own retail marketing services, then it's no longer Win-Win. Rather, it Win-A-Lot / Win-Once-In-While (if you're lucky).
Somehow, that shift does not seem very appealing from where I stand. But hey, that's just me.