It IS NOT OK, though, to leverage that Monopoly to disadvantage competitors in other business sectors. I wonder what would happen, if ever writer and freelancer stop using all Google products.
Many, many, I would say most, freelancers don't deal with AdSense to earn a living.
I would love to see a new company pop up that ONLY focuses on search engine type products... Microsoft/Bing isn't going to overtake Google and it's probably because they have software (OS, productivity, browers), cell phones, video game systems, mp3 players and so on...
Yahoo just can't seem to overtake them for one reason or another... I mean, they have a messenger, Flickr and a bunch of other stuff as well...
So, I think in order for a company to outdo Google and to become the new, top search engine that everyone wants to rank in, the company has to focus soley on their search engine. That's how Google started and they built themselves up so much that they can now branch out into other areas like phones, YouTube and social networks and have no problem with staying up top as the number one search engine.
So, it's going to take a really focused effort to knock them off that throne... but I honestly think content creators would appreciate it and it would make Google try harder to be the "best" for the people, not big corporations
by TIMETRAVELER22 years ago
I don't know about anybody else, but I am sick and tired of Google manipulating the system and causing so many problems for individuals and websites. We have been conditioned to use Google, but there are other...
by Paul Goodman5 years ago
Link to the Guardian's article on investigation of Google's monopoly:http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20 … oly-senateDon't get me wrong, I have a great respect for many of Google's products, including their...
by FootballNut11 months ago
With the Ad Program service Hubpages offer, to benefit all writers and Hubpages what is the possibility of allowing Hubpage members access to the hosted Adverts in the Hubpages Ad Program?Is there potential that members...
by Oyewole Folarin5 years ago
I noticed that 98% of my hub organic traffic is from google, why not from other search engines, specifically yahoo search engine and bing?
by LucidDreams4 years ago
They are just driving home the point that user experience and quality is point one!http://www.eddale.co/google/beware-google-bearing-gifts
by Anas Shad4 years ago
While I was in the forums, i saw a lot of hubbers complain about the effect of the Google Panda on their traffic and earnings. Some even so disappointed that they were thinking about quitting hubpages. I was wondering...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.