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Then again perhaps it won't and the thing will drag through the courts for years, in which case the damage to the company could be considerable.
namely that Google’s web search results unfairly promote its own online shopping services over rival stores
Google systematically positions and prominently displays its comparison shopping service in its general search results pages, irrespective of its merits. This conduct started in 2008.
Watching a US giant with a dominant position closing the door on smaller rivals makes Europeans nervous – a fact that hasn't changed in years.
[edited by: fathom at 9:14 am (utc) on Aug 31, 2015]
That would be 103 years after the French invasion of Russia and
Support a European alternative search engine. Don't have one? Build it! Provided the market really exists it should be easy to find money to fund it.Google isn't a search engine. It is an advertising business that is built on monetising search. As for the EU and its laughable attempt to build a search engine, I take it you've never heard of Quaero? In English it sounded, perhaps offensively, like a gay dating site but to the morons in the EU commission its iffy Latin name had a clueless Classical theme. :) It crashed and burned.
[edited by: jmccormac at 11:00 am (utc) on Aug 31, 2015]
slip of the keyboard there tangor ... i'm pretty sure you meant 203 years :)
any search engine trying to detect new ccTLD websites by crawling is at a disadvantage thanks to Google's FUDbuddy campaign to scare webmasters into not linking.
i am sorry but u don't know what this EU investigation is about
Look back to the investigation against microsoft. If EU wouldn't have done anything about MS bundle his browser to its Windows System
in germany we do have some price compare engines [...] This sites can't in no way compete against google shopping ads
This is the abuse of a monopoly. Not the technology itself. This is where u make the mistake.
putting it on more even ground with other browsers.
[edited by: fathom at 9:53 am (utc) on Sep 1, 2015]
Unfortunately, the AD Disclaimer caught your attention... Why would the rest of us be so blind when you are not.
@fathom,Free editorial listings don't compete with paid ads. Paid Ads compete with Paid Ads.
other price compare sites are indeed suffer from penguin and panda. And these are competing ( or even not ) with google shopping ads.
Disorientation is a problem inherent to all websites. In your view, how many searches does it take to become "above average"?
Did you read my post? I pointed out that the "normal" " everage" "not familiar with SEO, Ads, SEs " user don´t get it at all, that this is an ad.
IN this case googles services are NOT seeing any punishments like panda/penguin but still have some advantage over the other memebers