Google isn't the internet.

Last Update: August 08, 2017

Google fired someone yesterday for simply expressing their opinion. You may want to read this first. https://gizmodo.com/exclusive-... Whatever you think of the memo and the person who wrote it, retaliation is not supposed to be a reason for firing someone. Not only that but apparently, he was making complaints to the Federal labor board about working conditions at Google, for people who believe the opposite the company believes. http://www.nationalreview.com/...
Not only that but there's evidence that Google breaks the internet with it's pagerank updates and/or tweaks. Let's go back to 2014. If anyone hasn't heard of metafilter, it's a community blog that's been around since 1999. In early 2014/late 2013, their adsense earnings were dropping like a rock. If you want to thoroughly read about what happened to Metafilter and why Google is parasitic, you can do so at the following links: https://gigaom.com/2014/05/22/... and https://matt.haughey.com/on-th...
You might wonder why I'm posting all this here. You might also ask well, what does that mean for SEO etc? What it means is that SEO should be for every search engine out there, not just Google. I currently use DuckDuckGo as my search engine, you can find them at https://duckduckgo.com What about those who use Bing etc? Yeah people do use that, I have a friend who does. I guess the important thing we all should learn from this, is that there are alternatives out there. I've changed my primary email from a Google address to a Lavabit one, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavabit,) and I'm uninstalling Crhome, yeah you got that right I'm going to be uninstalling Chrome. For WA I use something called Epic Privacy Browser, (http://epicbrowser.com,) which is based on Chrome. There are decent alternatives to everything out there, including adsense, they may not pay as much but the more people start using them and stop using adsense, it will definitely pay off.

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OldMCSEGuy Premium
I'm definitely not a Liberal. I don't really care what other people do as long as it doesn't infringe on me. I'm definitely not part of the crowd mentality that agrees with going back and forth. As I said it is what it is.
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lynnsam61 Premium
Welcome back:) I've been pretty absent here too since I've been crazy busy with my other business. Wow this is a great source of info and thanks for sharing!
Erica
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hopeslife Premium
You're very welcome. I'm glad to be back here at WA!
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jetrbby80316 Premium
I believe this is called a "Monopolistic Mentality", when Google holier than thou believes they can get away with any type of behavior. Good rant!
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hopeslife Premium
It's definitely monopolistic behavior. Google is being fined in Europe over antitrust issues. https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/27/europe-google-antitrust-record-fine/ Or you can just look at the posts above.
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MozMary Premium
very interesting thanks for the alternatives!!

google is a dictator and anyone who disagrees with mainstream propaganda online is in danger of losing freedom of speech and business going forward - what about the vaccines issues and alternative medicine -how long before people are dropped in rank for speaking about that when google decides what is 'truth', it already allows certain sites of similar opinions to dominate and not much to do with SEO...!
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hopeslife Premium
Yeah, I believe they're already doing this to certain Youtube channels. Well as in demonitizing them. We probably all know what comes next. I did find something on this but it's from last year. https://techraptor.net/content/youtube-demonitizes-videos-not-deemed-advertiser-friendly
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MKearns Premium
There's always a better mousetrap for traffic to beat a better path to your door!
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hopeslife Premium
Lol yeah there is. There are probably 50000 better mousetraps. That's the good thing about the internet though, you can always find something to replace something else.
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MozMary Premium
....until they decide you can't find it!
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