besnette - 4:06 pm on Jul 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
Sure, in the long run, the big pockets will very well figure it out, which is scary.
I don't agree on the other point - if it is the same company, using the same information to get the same traffic, why should they all bump out another site with unique, original information?
For example, if Amazon bought Barnes and Noble, Powells Books, and Borders (if they were still around) and didn't tell anyone about it or make it obvious, and you did a search for "50 shades of grey" and the top half of the results were all of these sites, same price, same info, but a smaller, independent site is pushed way below it, even if they have a video interview with the author, and a better price, and a unique angle on it? I would think that was pretty heavy-handed if I found out about it.