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 Paul Goodman 7 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 search engine, and they have a right to compete with and outdo their rivals, but...
by Sondra Rochelle 3 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 sites out there that also can provide good information without the insanity we see...
by FootballNut 2 years ago
by LucidDreams 14 months 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 Shad 6 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 that Google is not the only search engine in the market. Google has strong...
by Oyewole Folarin 4 years ago
Despite yahoo efforts to be of course the top search engine in world, Google continue to rule. While queries through yahoo search usually has a lower bounce rate, that from Google from my own experience has a bit high bounce rate.
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