This question have been raised more and more recently!
Is Google Manipulating results?
- In recent months, a coupon company in which Google invested was found dominating hundreds of search terms and ranking in top positions in search results, all the major competitors which are much much more famous, did not even rank as good for a tiny fraction of the keywords, how is this possible? is is it a coincidence or search is really broken?
- 2 days ago, an article shed light on another aspect of what could be considered as search results manipulation, only 16 days after acquiring NEST for $ 3.2 billion, the search giant started delisting NEST ‘s competitor Vivint, and thus Vivint was removed from search results for 3300 search terms, Vivint was only found for 3 search terms, was this another coincidence?
But investing and Search are 2 different departments at Google, are they related?
From experience i can assure you Google works as 1 unit. A partner of mine, once was video spamming Youtube, his website was banned from Adsense as a result, of course they did not link between both situations, but you know it’s the case when nothing have changed except the Youtube part, when a department need to penalize a user or a company, they can ask the other departments to verify closely all the small things in order to find anything worth penalizing for!
It’s kind of like when a cop stops you, and you behave very bad with him, he’ll try to find the slightest motif to arrest you or give you a fine.
So Yes, Google services back one another! which by itself is a big RED flag, because Google Venture invest in hundreds of companies (225 companies in 2013), and the Search giant have hundreds of services.
But Google is transparent and Honest, or is it?
Wrong again, remember all the transparency reports published prior to Snowden leaks?
Snowden leaks reveal the level of privacy abuse, Google and the NSA have committed, see for yourself .
As for honesty … Google CEO and founder denied what was in the leaks, but Obama then confirmed, thus making Google founder and CEO a liar!
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
This quote applies on Google, the search giant assigned itself as a dictator, dictating what websites should and shouldn’t do.
The lie in this is that it is a great search engine …. it is NOT! It decides what people should see and what they shouldn’t see, exactly like a true evil dictator! Ironically it’s motto “don’t be evil”, only reflect the initial intentions of domination.
Another Observation we had, articles like this one, with negative viewpoints about Google get buried in search results, and sites that praise Google get pushed to first results!
Is this not Abuse?