Martin_Ice_Web - 8:01 am on Aug 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
I donīt like them either. But in in regard of distortion of competition i see this behaviour with a very bad feeling.
google places its payed shopping ads very prominent at the top of the serps all other site are burried on page #2.
I see this in cases like cars, hotels, widgets, weather, flights...
even if g* compare engines has not the ability to reach the quality and UE by more than 10% of the non google engines. In pandaīs eyes the should be panalized because of bad UE...
I know that google has to fight a game against mobile apps and social media like facebook. But it is so obvious that they want to drag the poeple into their services and this by telling the poeple to improve the serps.
If u run a plattform for sellers and then u become a seller to0 than you are a competitor. Its natural that you now psuh your on selling service to the top of your plattform.
g* has to be aware that many small business do many social commitment that suffer too. I doubt that the multi million $ brands will catch that up. In most cases they got this big because they do nothing in this direction the only thing that counts is $.
panda is a lost of social competence for google.