frontpage - 12:11 am on Jul 29, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: frontpage at 12:14 am (utc) on Jul 29, 2011]
is it just me or is google slowly coping all the large websites there is on the market
That's the plan.
Google wants to be "the internet".
It started with Google Places. They co-opted company websites, review sites, and the Yellow pages with that.
Google did everything they told you the webmaster you could not -- because it was not legit -- based on internet stories:
1) Scraping content from Yelp to populate reviews.
2) Copied the Groupon concept
3) Artificially raised it's own properties in SEO results over natural results.
[edited by: frontpage at 12:14 am (utc) on Jul 29, 2011]