Digital Empire

Questions You Should be Asking the World Around You

Google Cooked Search Results – FTC

google-ftc-search-results.si

Google promoting their own services and products through their search engine.  While deemed benign by the FTC, it disputes the long held saying that Google is the best search engine on the internet.  Google is convenient to use, but alternatives to the search engine giant are out there.  Duck Duck Go and Yandex for example, both offer front pages that are just as light and bandwidth friendly as Google.

FTC staff concluded that “Google’s conduct has resulted – and will result – in real harm to consumers and to innovation…” (p.116) However, the report also said “we do not recommend that the Commission issue a complaint against Google for this conduct.” (p.18)

According to the probe, Google would “automatically boost” the search rankings of its own services, such as local listings, shopping and travel, over rivals such as Yelp or TripAdvisor. In other instances, it copied (“scraped”) information from rivals. The FTC report says Google copied Amazon’s sales rankings then used them to rank its own product listings.

http://rt.com/usa/242713-google-ftc-search-results/

Advertisements

Thoughts, comments, suggestions? Feel free to leave a reply. You may need to sign in to Wordpress. Or you can leave your e-mail address. (Replies are moderated)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on 03/20/2015 by in Uncategorized and tagged , .

Questions You Should be Asking the World Around You

Everything and nothing specific

See something you like?

Send a request, and I'll try and get you your own custom Digital Empire art.

Recent

March 2015
M T W T F S S
« Feb   Apr »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  
Follow Digital Empire on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 330 other followers

Japan Oblong

Expats in Japan

cancer killing recipe

Just another WordPress.com site

Non-Euclidean Sofa

Mostly Adequate!

Fact Based Truth

Truth based on facts

social underground

Lols, Urban Art, Clothes & Accessories

Caitlin Jean Russell

Use the 'Search' bar to find more on a location

discoveringsooz

I refuse to be fat forever

Features Magazine

The Arts, Style, and Entertainment

Flash 365

"Oh! Take a shit, read a story" - My Mother on Flash Fiction

adal2com일산오피

일산유흥의 지존 adal2.com에서는 모든 밤문화의 궁금증을 해결해 드리고 있으며, 전국 최다 제휴 업소 정보와 실사 후기 및 풍성한 볼거리를 제공하고 있습니다.

UnprecedentedNow

For The Curious You

hotmessgoestooz.wordpress.com/

Your not so average LA girl, living her crazy life in Sydney. Craving adventure.. Seeking love.. Giving advice.. and always finding trouble

iksperimentalist

a collision of science and comedy

SKYLARITY

Mindfulness, Spontaneity and Authenticity

Indian Spicy Hungry K?

Restaurant, Cuisine, Bistro, Café

AfD NRW

Mit 16 MdL für Sie im #ltnrw

%d bloggers like this: