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    Is Google Killing the Economy?

    I saw an article today on PC World with an interesting perspective about Google.

    Is Google Killing the Economy? - PCWorld Business Center
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    I saw an article today on PC World with an interesting perspective about Google.
    I couldn't be more agree on that. Remember what they did to the directories, how they charged skyrocket prices for their Adwords system, how webmasters are taking heat with low revenues on Adsenses, how they are killing small companies with "Mayday" and now with Google instant.

    I am not surprise, they just changed their philosophy on "everyone can compete equally", that's not the case since a few years ago.

    The funny thing is that spammers are not even threaten anymore and more and more people are using black hat SEO or stuffing keywords as a new standard.

    Google is in decline, period!
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    "Don't be evil." Bwahahahahahaha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    "Don't be evil." Bwahahahahahaha!
    I am just dissapointed by them, like many other webmasters...
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    Google has no reason to please webmasters. Their target customers, just like our target customers, are the hoards of users out there. It is not webmasters or web site owners.

    Everything that Google does, regardless of how altruistic it appears to be, is intended to add to their growth and power.
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  6. Google has no reason to please webmasters at all. Their goal is to make it easier for their customers, the searchers, to find stuff. If the searchers are happy then more people will use it.
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    Excuse me guys but who are the Google customers ? It seems to me that the customers are the webmasters spending money on their Adwords system, not the searchers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natural Elements View Post
    Excuse me guys but who are the Google customers ? It seems to me that the customers are the webmasters spending money on their Adwords system, not the searchers.
    You are right, but isn't it clear that they do not see it that way? AdWords advertisers are Google's captive benefactors. That is why they are a Googleopoly. When was the last time that Google did something that benefited their advertisers?

    Their focus is almost always on the users who use their search tools. Without them, there isn't any market for AdWords advertising. Webmasters and site owners are a dime a dozen.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    You are right, but isn't it clear that they do not see it that way? AdWords advertisers are Google's captive benefactors. That is why they are a Googleopoly. When was the last time that Google did something that benefited their advertisers?

    Their focus is almost always on the users who use their search tools. Without them, there isn't any market for AdWords advertising. Webmasters and site owners are a dime a dozen.
    Sure if you put yourself in the Google shoes but I am not and it is not my goal.

    Google want to focus on the users so am I. Google use an algorythm to find and use in their index some popular sites, but their machines could be as powerful as they wish, they will never have the subtlety to choose a great site made for the people. That's a huge difference.

    So is Google want to show in their index, sites people are looking for or sites paying their advertising?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natural Elements View Post
    Excuse me guys but who are the Google customers ? It seems to me that the customers are the webmasters spending money on their Adwords system, not the searchers.
    We need to look at three groups: "webmasters, consumers, and adwords advertisers". Google gets most of their revenue from adwords advertisers. The webmasters provide the hype and promote the brand. Finally, the consumers mostly don't provide Google any revenue and get many free services like search, entertainment such as books and youtube, gmail etc

    So the question is, who are the customers? With Google's current business model, they need all three. But it's hard to keep everyone happy.

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