ohno - 7:11 am on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
Excellent post turbocharged. Google's social responsibility is something I've touched on many times. Google shopping, since it went paid, is full of ebay shops now in my niche. The SERP's are also full of eBay & Amazon listings. Makes me wonder whether there is a backroom deal going on here. How can it be in Google's interest to list eBay & Amazon so much? Keep doing that & even the lazy "searchers" will just type the URL in their address bar cutting Google from the loop.
Old habits die hard, I spent hours yesterday trying to find something on Google, gave up & went to Bing. It was like using Google prior to all these crappy updates.