Sylver - 9:43 pm on Aug 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Everyone claims Google has too much power, no respect for people's privacy, complain complain complain, yet the answer to removing that power is as simple as the 2 line solution I provided above.
Those two lines just cut you out. The effect on Google is too tiny to measure.
On the one end, you have millions of people searching for content, on the other, millions of content providers trying to make their content known. In the middle, Google. One player controlling exactly who sees what.
Cutting one person on either side makes no difference, except to the said person.
You want your content seen, you have to deal with Google, because that's where yourprospective customers go when they are looking for yourdata. There is no getting around that fact currently.
You can't "fix" the issue by banning Google's spiders. With very rare exceptions, you either deal with Google or resign yourself to a website that will never be anything more than an expensive business card.