The new ”update” by Google was first named ”The Farmer Update” by Danny Sullivan. A good name to illustrate what the update is supposed to deal with. But then Google came along and renamed it “The Panda Update”. Why? What are they trying to tell us?
Googles core business is basically to copy content from our websites and exploit it commercially. In Search Engine Land today Google cry like little girls because they claim Bing is copying their search results. Grow up Google! If it’s ethical for you to copy information why is it unethical for others to do the same?
Google launched Google Street View last week in Denmark. Now it turns out that the service may very well be very illegal. The law they are breaking is §264a that forbids anyone to take pictures of people at private places.
Search engine marketers have always had – and will always have, a need to extract and analyze search result data of various kinds. If there is an API we will use that. If not we will scrape. One way or another we will get that data. It would be better for all if there was [...]
Google founded their business on “stealing” other people’s copyrighted online material. Then they moved on to printed books, our streets etc. They never asked if we want to be “robbed” – Google stick to the claim that its all for the good and they know better. Just like the white man did in Africa!
Google have just removed the PageRank data from Webmaster Tools. It makes sense to do that because the reported PageRank data doesn’t matter anyway. But they keep the public toolbar PageRank despite the fact that many more users see this. Confused?
Many people think I hate Google because I often criticise them. I don’t. In fact I love Google. I love Google for all the good things they’ve done for the web, for their passion and originality and not the least; I love Google for all they money they have made me.