Play_Bach - 10:35 am on Jun 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've seen my rankings disrupted big time by Panda and the like, but I don't share the view that Google is a monopoly. I remember all too well the days of Alta Vista, Microsoft and when Yahoo! was on top of the search heap.
Google simply offered a better product and more innovative thinking and pretty soon, damn near everybody started using their services.. Would I like to see more competition? Sure, especially for AdSense. Unfortunately, that's not looking likely any time soon. Maybe Bing or Facebook will get it together one day to offer a viable alternative, but in the meantime, AdSense still rules. And they rule (as they have since day one) because Google has the advertisers and the reach. It's tough being better than Apple or Shakespeare or any other leader, but that's life.