Kendo - 1:00 am on Jun 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
I take it that you have now blocked Google from spidering your site, removed analytics and removed adsense... No ? Didn't think so.
Actually, I never bothered with their fool-candy. Their spiders are not blocked, but neither is any other search engine. I have always considered their analytics a waste of time however it be a benefit to them, and if anything, a benefit to my competitors.
I have experimented with Adsense for evaluation and prefer to control what rubbish is advertised on our sites. The same applies to site search... we certainly don't want third party rubbish advertised in search results of our own web site. In-house scripting for search is easy enough, and not polluted by remotely related nonsense.
I discourage partners from sending sensitive data via their mail service and will immediately disown anyone who sends our source code via their services.
I've been webmastering since before they had a presence and responsible for converting hundreds if not thousands of users, via computer repair services and internet connect clients, simply because I thought that their search results appeared neat and pleasing to the eye. But if I had known then what they would amount to, I would have blocked them from our networks.
They are much more than a monopoly, and I wish them to disappear tomorrow.