Awarn - 3:34 am on Jun 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
An organization would be good as a start. But a knowledge engine or search engine has the data to make it valuable because webmasters made it available. That is really the strange part. Without the sites there is nothing to sell. No advertising dollars. No Adwords, no business. So the sites helped make Google and Google help make the sites. But now Google thinks they are bigger than the sites. Remember they are God, in their eyes. The webmasters still control the sites and the information. In my niche I do get people that say nobody else has that item. Do you know that. Yes I do. It would be very easy for me to make it so people searching on Google could not find the items. They can easily find it on other engines. What would be really nice would a method to take dynamic site and some how create maybe bing specific, google specific, yahoo specific formats. Say if Google rewards black hat spam the page is formatted with spam and only Googlebot gets that page etc etc.
If there was an organization that would kind of research what ranks, I think it would be very feasible to charge thousands per year to be a member to this data. And if as a requirement it was mandated that if the requires you as a member to shut down a site or block a bot at times to boycott the businesses practices of certain internet companies, That organization could in fact become VERY powerful because at that point they in fact control the information on the web.