Interesting article about Google classifying Google Places as a "content farm" and the power struggle within the organization. I don't know how true it is, I just thought it was a topic worthy of interest/discussion on HP?
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/31/google … rch-index/
I hope we at HubPages don't get caught in the middle.
UP down UP down...
And this latest +1 business. They tried a variation of it a couple years ago.
When are they going to realize that everything they do could be figured out and gamed by someone eventually.
I'm not sure if I understand how the whole +1 thing works. Would people really want to share that information with their Google contacts? What happens if I accidentally click on +1. Does Google realize that people often use Gmail for business, and a lot of their contacts are not people they would normally share links with (in other words: Gmail is not Facebook!)?
I saw that yesterday and thought is was interesting also. That is the article about Demand Media CEO and revenue chief of Google?
It looks like Google is upset with the webspam team for a few reasons. It's always about money.
Howe much of that article is true?
http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/01/april- … -big-list/
you never know how much is true or a bit of satire.
the yacht seems a bit sketchy... and the quote from Cutts towards the bottom is rather snarky.
"“Screw the webspam team,” and “It’s not like people are going to start using Bing.”"
The amazing thing to me is that my Cape Cod site, is getting huge amounds of traffic from bing and yahoo, while being ignored by google.
He was pissed, LOL that "Adsense" yacht should be named "How To" juice
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/31/richar … t-of-this/
"Screw webspam. It's not like people are going to start using bing."
I started using it a while ago because I don't like the stuff that google brings up.
I agree about the search results I'm trying to find a answer to a problem or question and get sent a bunch of for-pay business sites and have to go pagesssss into the search to find what I'm looking for. definitely time for a different search engine.
Just look at the yacht. A FORTY MILLION DOLLAR yacht? I doubt it, 4 million maybe... I think it's an April Fools' joke.
I don't think it's a deliberate hoax article. My "don't know how true it is" comment was meant to mean that I wasn't sure how much the article was based on gossip and heresay, rather than actual fact.
I am impressed by people's keeness to valuate yachts! ;-)
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