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Bill Slawski, search engine marketing consultant at SEO by the Sea, who spotted the Google patent filing this month, said the Google technology could undercut offerings by the new digital media companies.
while penalizing affiliate sites.
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graeme_p: Google patents a system for identifying areas where there is inadequate content.
graeme_p: Google Books already carries Google affiliate links.
"Google would provide information on topics or queries for everybody who performs search as opposed to [companies that] hire people to mill out videos for $20 per video," he said.
There could be some potential benefits for ecommerce as well as content creation/advertising from a system like the one described in Google's patents. If you ran an ecommerce site, and looked up "leather widgets" in an "inadequate topics and queries" search engine, and found that there were a lot of searches for "green leather widget" without any pages that offered them. If you sold blue leather widgets and red leather widgets, would you consider adding green leather widgets to your site?