Another Side To Google

kaylarStarred Page By kaylar, 11th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/206yrzhc/
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Who appointed Google the arbiter of what we can and can not read?

Enter Panda


We all know about Google's Panda algorithm.
We all know whatt Content Farms are.

We are walking around peeking over our shoulder, trying to avoid keyword stuffing, and other nefarious practices so as not to incur the wrath of the angry bear.

We don’t want to be crap writers, we don’t want to be slapped down for low quality.

And then it dawns on us; Who the *&* is Google to appoint itself the King of the Internet?

Genuflect!


Google is a search engine. One of a number. It's purpose is to respond to requests. We enter a term, a name, and expect a list of sites which will give us the information we desire.

it is a mix of a phone book, file cabinet, and index. That is what it is supposed to be. Somehow it got to be on top. Number One.

“Let me Google that!” I say.

“My article was on the First Page of a Google!”

And then it moved from just being a Search Engine to setting itself up as the Great High Executioner:

“Did you hear how Google slapped down eHow?”

I am trying to recall if I ever voted to elect Google the arbiter of ‘quality’ work and can’t remember doing it.

In fact, what Google has done is take it’s position as ‘Top Search Engine’ and turn into North Korea.

Going Too Far

I am the first to shout about ‘crap writing’. I’ve warned and alerted and written, and given examples of the kind of stuff that was used to trick Search Engines in tossing up a worthless item as if a diamond.

Okay.

However, Google has gone a bit too far.
It has chosen which sites it will elevate, which it will demean. And has now made its unholy alliances, directing people to specific sites and avoiding others..

Do a search, a random search with Bing, Duckduckgo, and Google. You will find sites on Bing you won’t on Google. If you do enough searches you’ll get a funny feeling that somehow Google is connected to particular places.

Search Engine + Browser

On top of becoming the Mother of all Search Engine, Google has also put out the King of Browsers, Chrome.

This is one of the reasons I don’t use Chrome.

Google also has an unholy alliance with Facebook.

For example, the other day, using Google I did a search of cheap air fares. The next thing, my Facebook page was full of ads from something called hipmunk. This is
some kind of travel agency.
Did I ‘friend’ hipmunk?
No.
So how did it get on my page?
Google.

How it Works


So, fellow North Koreans, here is how it works;

a) Google tells you what you can read and what you can’t by it’s algorithm.

To explain this, a brief journey into the Board Room.

A new Head of Department is required. And to be ‘fair’ the selection will be done by A.I.

The A.I. will read through all applications and spit out the Five Best Candidates.

You are writing the algorithm.

All women start with -5 All non-whites start with -10.
All those who say their religion is Islam start with -20.
All those under 30 begin with a -15 and all those over 50 begin with a -25.

So here we go, the Computer is churning.
Here comes the Top Five!

(Drum Roll)

All are white males between 30 and 49. Surprise!!!!

b) Google slaps down sites it doesn’t see profitable or useful to them and directs readers to sites which have some kind of 'connection'.

For example, Google went after Demand Media and despite their changes still slapped them down, especially ehow.

Demand Media, having spend weeks deleting, requesting changes, virtually redoing the site and Still Being Slapped Down decided *&*! Google.

So if Google hates you, what do you do?

What To Do?


As a writer, use other Search Engines. I’ve already mentioned Bing and Duckduckgo. There are more. Find them and use them.

Don’t use Chrome. Use another browser.

Network your writing on Facebook, on Twitter on Pinterst if you can, whatever. Use Digg, Stumbleupon Redgage or Shetoldme (which costs, alas).

Try to link your work and pubicise it every way you can.

Have you friends visit your pages, you visit their’s.

Sooner, hopefully, some site that has been slapped down will take a good shot at Google and launch a lawsuit. Hopefully it will win, and we will escape North Korea.

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Algorithm, Bing, Content Farm, Duckduckgo, Google, North Korea, Panda, Search Engines

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
12th Oct 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar M G Singh
12th Oct 2015 (#)

This is a fine post on google. Great information.

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author avatar Retired
12th Oct 2015 (#)

Some interesting thoughts here. I have never heard of Duckduckgo - I'll take a look.

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author avatar kaylar
12th Oct 2015 (#)

People are so brainwashed they don't realise that Google controls what you see and don't see.

It isn't a mindless Search Engine..it is mind control. With a profit twist

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
12th Oct 2015 (#)

We are now so used to Google, it'd take some effort to change our habit. Thanks for the info.

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author avatar kaylar
12th Oct 2015 (#)

The fact is, Google tells you what you can see and what you can't.

Over the years since 2011, the sites you are 'allowed' to see become less and less.

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author avatar Ian R Thorpe
14th Oct 2015 (#)

Good post but you only scratch the surface of how evil Google really are. That is not a criticism, a thousand posts could not cover the Search Engine corporation that only published half its corporate slogan. In full it should have read, "Don't be evil, that's our job."
The elephant in the room of course is Google's well known and well documented, (but almost invisible online) collaboration with NSA, GCHQ and other government agencies concerned with surveillance and personal data collection.
People need to be made aware of how Google (set up with money from a venture capital firm that is CIA front BTW) is becoming an extransion of government.

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author avatar kaylar
14th Oct 2015 (#)

Perfectly put, Ian. I have actually written articles about Google and it's 'Gmail man'. I can prove that every single search is monitored, key words captured, and sold to advertisers, as well as their connects to the organisations you have mentioned.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
15th Oct 2015 (#)

For sure kaylar is right it is manipulation, very interesting too, they really hate sites where people get paid to write, as such it is sometimes good to use other search engines and promote such use too

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author avatar kaylar
16th Oct 2015 (#)

Oh yes, I have been using bing and duckduckgo

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author avatar Retired
16th Oct 2015 (#)

I really should try using another search engine. I only use Google out of habit.

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author avatar kaylar
17th Oct 2015 (#)

We use a search engine which hates us.

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