Edge - 12:47 pm on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
aleskl, interesting details on overstock.com, however walkman(s) point is broader in scope.
Google has tremendous power with their position and control over search results. What should concern everybody is the apparent lack of accountability to the users and websites that utilize their power for success and livelihood. It appears to me that individuals (people) whom work at Google could have the ability in some capacity to change the search visibility of individual websites – without accountability to the target website.
Who is to say that a negative comment posted on WebmasterWorld, or a misinterpreted glance at a conference does not motivate a petty Google employee to ban a website from the search results?
To my knowledge the average website does not have a direct line of communication to Google in the event of traffic collapse for a review or at the least an explanation?
This folks is what a monopoly looks like…