TheMadScientist - 6:21 pm on Jul 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Here's a bit better encapsulation of my opinion...
When businesses do this it's like the whiny pro athlete who argues every call made against them and every call not made for them. You know the ones who don't just 'play through it', but think they're better off or look better crying 'foul' every time something doesn't go their way, even if there wasn't one on the play.
It gets old... No one is entitled to be displayed on the first page of the results and no one is guaranteed of a spot, except Google, because it's their stinking website and they'd be stupid to not use it to make money.
Think about the root, base argument these businesses are trying to make...
Google is using their website to promote their business, but they should be using it to promote ours... That's a foul! Bad Google! You can't do that... Yes, there are still ten results on the first page, and yes there are still ads on the first page, but it's such a foul for you to promote your business on your website and not promote ours higher we're going to sue you.
LMAO... Somehow, I think there's an SEO team somewhere trying to save their jobs and some lawyers who do what lawyers do... Bad Google! You can't use your website to promote your business... FOUL! I SAY FOUL!