mhansen - 8:28 pm on Jul 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
We're already looking for ways to play WITH Google in this... not against them. The Web and Business Developer inside of me is IRATE and prefers to jump into their faces and give them a good Texas Mule-Kicking for underhanded business practices, and block them from indexing EVERY WEBSITE I have ever built! Obviously, I would feel better for the moment... but my business would fail.
The calmer, smarter business owner inside of me realizes this is "Google"... and what they are doing IS actually helping the local business owners, so if I want to have a plate at the table in 12 months, I need to find a way to suck up my pride... grab a straw and sucking off the Google kool-aid tank on this one.
Kinda funny they chose TX first (In the US), since the AG is aggressively investigating Google for Antitrust (http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/09/04/legal-briefing-texas-investigating-google-antitrust-violations/)
Disclaimer: I DO NOT own Goog stock, and I am NOT a supporter. This is one of these things that we feel is going to impact us, and we need to adjust. I think they call it pressure...