eferg - 9:36 pm on Dec 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
So - possibly - the more popular something is - the more hits it will get. The more it gets - the more popular it is - so the more hits it gets and so on.
My thoughts exactly. Show people only what is already popular and it therefore becomes more popular. A snowball rolling down the hill.
I use an analogy to songs played on the radio. Play the same old song often and long enough, and that's what people request. How does the new artist get on the air?
I had to shop on-line recently for a specialized tool for my company. For fun I tried Bing. Wow - found some great companies I'd never seen before on Google and they had great prices and delivery.
I don't need to see Amazon in the top 5 for every product I search for. I can go there directly and search.
I hope the EU investigation into Google turns up some facts.