|Weekly SEO news: 3 April 2007|
to the latest issue of the Search
Engine Facts newsletter.
This week, we're taking a look at what Google could do if they were an evil company.
In the news: Google starts selling TV ads, Google might buy DoubleClick, BusinessWeek thinks that Google might be too powerful and more.
Table of contents:
|1. What Google could do if they were evil|
You probably know Google's informal company motto "Don't be evil". Google is a very successful company that knows a lot about its advertisers and users. In addition, Google has a market share that would allow them do certain things.
What could Google do if they were evil? Note that the following is only hypothetical:
Google could favor its own products and websites
Google could punish websites at discretion
Google could use your data against you
Google could force webmasters to advertise
Google could do most of the things above and it would be very difficult to prove that they actually do it because Google doesn't reveal the ranking algorithm. Maybe you know the saying "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Let's hope that Google can resist the temptations of their power.
|2. Search engine news of the week|
testing TV ads in California
|3. Articles of the week|
|Is Google too powerful?
|4. Recommended resources|
Download the latest IBP version now!
IBP can help you to get top 10 rankings on Google, Yahoo and other major search engines. Download the latest version now.
|5. Previous articles|