Theordore - 11:37 pm on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
A quick follow-up, please. Google is so big and successful, it's almost too audacious to question their business model here. But look at this -- they have enough "fire power" to digitize "all the books ever printed", and yet the guy who is selling "Chinese crocodile-meat pizzas" can't get Google's attention except about once per month, while he can get DuckDuckGo's attention in a few days. (And that guy dare not use any of the usual pizza-related key words to get web traffic because his site will be on page 999 of the search engine report.)
The world is getting to be more and more multi-lingual and diverse, so we are looking at a big growth of odd-ball sites like mine. Question -- given the way they have the G.bot programmed, why would I bother either buying a Google advert. or even promoting Google among my friends? (I know, Google couldn't care less whether I do -- they are already making billions in profits.)
Right now, what I will say to my friend is this: "Sure use Google, they're Number One; but make sure you check at DuckDuckGo for things Google may have missed." Does that sound like Number-One performance?