Sgt_Kickaxe - 1:05 am on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
From the look of it for the past couple months Google have officialy declared war on all webmasters.
I smell a "This site is Google free" movement. I bet if such a site existed and handed out badges to sites that ban googlebot and do not employ any google product it might catch on.
What it would mean to visitors...
- Not being tracked
- Not being shown ads tailored to them by their history
I wonder though, Google knows that the FTC will eventually make a DNT (do not track) law mandatory where regular internet users must either opt in to being tracked OR have a readily accessible "don't track me" button that may even be on by default.
The days of Google being the best search engine may be near an end too... the FTC has the power to level the playing field apparently.