shazam - 11:21 am on Jul 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
So for the folks choosing to, or paid to, turn a blind eye, one obvious question comes to mind; Why is google investing so much money in these projects? My natural inclination to 'follow the money' on such matters leads me to think it must be to increase revenues, of which ads on google account for the vast majority. Since that isn't the case(in your opinion), please explain to slow conspiracy theorists like myself why a public company would be so interested in such projects.
Why did google try to acquire Yelp? Why did google acquire ITA travel software company? Why is google so interested in location based search? Why the need to fill up location based search pages with 90% google ads or google owned results?
It couldn't possibly be that they've been data-mining for years and know this is where a huge amount of high conversion keywords lie, and thus vast amounts of potential ad revenue. What better excuse to have the whole first page covered in ads and google properties. g can pat themselves on the back for 'improving' the internet as they cash in and destroy the small businesses that can't afford huge adwords budgets or operate on smaller margins.
As far as panda and the general serps. Why show four spun pages from the same domain at the top of the serps followed by three of the next domain? It couldn't possibly be to push legit organic results down off the first page now could it? Now why would google want to push organic (free) results off the first page?
I know, I am not behaving. I am suppose the play the three monkeys game when it comes to the "don't be evil" company. Sorry, but for many of us it's quite apparant that the emperor wears no clothes and he's got a big white elephant in the living room.