Stefan - 1:10 am on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google says its search results are entirely controlled by algorithms
La-di-da. Yes, and they can make it do whatever is best for their corporate model. It's not some impersonal program designed by a master computer that nobly stands aside from the fray. It's humans entering those parameters, and they're in it for the money.
In the beginning, G was cool. Do no evil, etc. Now it's a monster that wants to control every money-making aspect of the internet, using other's content to do it. They need to be taken down a peg or two.
I don't say that because my main website isn't doing well in their serps - Google loves us - we're always at the top of the natural serps - but they keep shoving us down under more and more of their own results. We also do very well in the other SE's, so no problem if G loses traffic. I'd love to see it.