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Google’s Plan to “Serve Webmasters”

I loved this. Marshall Sponder over at Web Metrics Guru gathered up a collection of recent observations about Google’s abuse of webmasters (including my SEO Tools post), and included this classic Twilight Zone video… too awesome.. I simply had to re-post it here.

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It is critically important that we all keep an eye on the Google Borg, but I don’t feel as helpless as the chap in the rocket ship getting ready for his last meal (which he won’t get to eat). When Barack Obama took office he reminded his supporters that they now had an even tougher job — they had to make him to what he promised to do. That’s the naked truth of politics, and market-driven business. He said what he had to say to get elected, and how he will only do what you make him do… because there are others trying to make him to something else.

Google will do whatever it has to do to make as much money as it can. It is a publicly-owned, for-profit entity. Only when the market resists, and threatens the success, will Google adjust its course.  That’s not quite as dire a situation as the Twilight Zone portrays, but Marshall scored himself one seriously funny association with that…

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3 Responses to “Google’s Plan to “Serve Webmasters””

  1. Laura Amor Says:

    Really good reflexion. Politics say whatever we want to hear, they just want to get the office. That is the point, they are not the only who uses the market mechanism to get want they want, google will benefit to the ones who pays more.
    Lets keep an eye on the Google Brain!
    Laura

  2. Manuel Kontaktanzeige Says:

    Google is at first sight a company that gives you tons of freeware programs and has, especially here in Germany, a very positive reputation.
    But if you look a bit closer it is a profit-related company that filters your mail to send you customized ads and has a kind of monopol status, that should thread everyone with a sane mind.

  3. no name Says:

    There´s a great post on Matt Cutts blog about why googlers should be paying attention to posts like yours. There is definitely a growing movement that google is trying to go the microsoft route.
    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/taking-google-feedback/