NY Post "Fear Grips Google" Mocked By SEOs

Jun 15, 2009 • 8:37 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

The NY Post, in NY Post style, went with an over the top title for their latest article about Google, which read Fear Grips Google. Here is the introductory paragraph:

You'd think nothing would get under the skin of search giant Google.

But co-founder Sergey Brin is so rattled by the launch of Microsoft's rival search engine that he has assembled a team of top engineers to work on urgent upgrades to his Web service, The Post has learned.

The NY Post has a history of going a bit (to say the least) over the top with their reporting. Mashable said, "the Post has a knack for spin, and while Google may not be gripped by fear, we’d think it only prudent for the search leader to consider what threat, if any, Bing poses to its dominant market position... The bottom line: we’d be more concerned if Google was not paying attention to new competitors."

It doesn't appear that SEOs and Webmasters are fooled by the title either.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Michael Martinez

06/15/2009 04:02 pm

Nonetheless, it would be nice if Google returned to promoting the most relevant results for queries and abandoned this whole repurposing of the Web for their own gain philosophy.


06/15/2009 04:08 pm

I do think that there is some underlining fear with Google. If not, there should be. I've tried bing out the first week of launch and there are some nice features that are very useful.


06/16/2009 01:50 pm

If you build it, I will rank.


06/17/2009 05:14 pm

If Microsoft every purchased Yahoo it would make things very interesting. I think Google is always worried about that happening.

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