TheMadScientist - 3:54 pm on Feb 15, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: TheMadScientist at 4:00 pm (utc) on Feb 15, 2011]
LOL at all the lawsuit talks...
Yeah, they could be filed, but winning is a whole different story, and AFAIK WRT Google it's been determined on multiple occasions their rankings are theirs and they can do as they like with them, the same as you or I could move a site from the top of the page o' links to the bottom, or even remove it... Unless there's a contract in place saying 'this site has to be at the top' Google can include, not include, penalize, not penalize, show or not show results at their discretion, the same as everyone single one of us who owns a website.
It's hilarious reading here sometimes, and yeah, yeah, yeah, but they're Google the rules have to be different for them than anyone else, (IOW 'blah blah blah') because people who make the argument for someone suing Google over rankings don't seem to stop and think IF that were to happen, then someone could as easily sue you for not putting their site at the top of the links page, because they would have precedence for the suit, and of course then anyone not on the top or '1st' could sue you on the same grounds.
It's really laughable IMO to think someone could or would try to sue Google over rankings which are unpaid for and are not guaranteed to anyone... Really... Come on, please... They're free rankings and no ranking or even inclusion is guaranteed to anyone.
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 4:00 pm (utc) on Feb 15, 2011]