ColourOfSpring - 11:14 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
If no ethics, why no manipulate too?
Ersebet, it's Google's lack of ethics when it comes to anything that gets in the way of their profits - especially toward content providers (e.g. Google Image and iStockPhoto deal that cuts out photographer royalties) that makes me doubt Google are as objective as they could be with their algo "inputs". There's a lot more unethical moves Google have involved themselves in. The illegal drug ads in US SERPs (found guilty and fined $500M from memory), grabbing WiFi data throughout the UK, even on a lesser scale the do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do advertorial advice from Google - seobook.com often does a very good job of highlighting / exposing these unethical moves, of which there is quite a long list. Judge a company by their actions, not their public announcements.