Does Google have too much power?
10th August, 2010 by Steven Waldberg
Im a little concerned at the power of this search engine Google.
Today we made a very slight change to our website and it sent the Google index into a tail spin and we were immediately not able to find our homepage on Google. We have spent many many man hours dedicated to the task of what is termed Search Engine Optimisation and feel that we have followed all the rules and acted according to the strict guidelines set down by Google. Lo and behold 1 innocent change and we were penalised heavily. Needless to say four hours later and some heavy stressed out phone calls to our tech guys and the situation has now been remedied.
This leads me to one very important question; how much control does Google have as a search engine over our business? Its actually quite frightening if you think about it for a minute. They have the key to all your online advertising and I for one am totally scared of this. Its a total monopoly and they have the whole search engine market sewn up.
Another also scary fact is that Google tends to buy up any smaller companies that are a threat to it.
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