seodudez - 4:24 pm on Oct 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
HRoth: I am sorry if I was overly negative... I am just frustated/confused. I feel like no one is doing anything or maybe they just don't understand what is happening. Or are they in denial? The "organic" results space on Google's results pages are exponentially decreasing every year so they can put in their own content - [seobook.com...] And their recent push into the content game is going to make things worse. Eric Schmidt basically admitted they were a monopoly. And they are currently using that monopoly to gain leverage in their own businesses. This is illegal. This is horrible for other businesses and horrible for your business.
Yet, aside from Aaron Wall, no one does anything about it. There is no concerted effort to switch to Bing, Blekko, etc. No one in the tech media calls Google out on this behavior... Even the ones in the know like Danny Sullivan and Rand Fishkin don't even say anything. It is frustrating... Stand up for what is right... or at the very least stand up for yourself.
You are right though. It is irrational to expect a corporation to be ethical, but I believe it is even more irrational when you are the one being compromised and you don't do anything about it.