walkman - 6:33 pm on Sep 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
freejung, you sure are using a lot of supposedly big words to say nothing. I have no intention on repeating what I said above, or getting into a definitions game, people can draw their own conclusions without nitpicking. This is an internet forum, I'm not defending a PHD dissertation (Did I spell the word correctly?). I didn't say that aliens hacked in G database and changed a few things, just o mess with our heads. I said that human beings employed by Google, and holding a lot of Google stock have made it so the algo financially benefits Google...and their own pockets.
A lot of things are actionable, although it takes time. But even if it isn't actionable, people should be aware of it. To me, there is no doubt that Google results are manipulated /rigged or whatever word you want to use, and deliberately favor the group most likely to be a Google advertiser. Over the years the noose has tightened, as far as I can tell. Others may believe differently. I also believe that an algo would be reversed ASAP if it hurt Google's bottom line.
the other point is that big brands spend a certain percentage automatically on ads. Making them money is good business since it makes them spend more at the same place. Kinda feels bad spending $100K a month on Google if you are penalized or not ranking well, no? Those demoted will try to compete hoping to get back on Google's good graces.