Should Google's Algorithm Be Regulated?

Jul 19, 2010 - 8:12 am 1 by
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Last week, the New York Times wrote a piece suggesting Google's search algorithm should be regulated.

Google handles nearly two-thirds of Internet search queries worldwide. Analysts reckon that most Web sites rely on the search engine for half of their traffic. When Google engineers tweak its supersecret algorithm — as they do hundreds of times a year — they can break the business of a Web site that is pushed down the rankings.

Of course, Google responded themselves explaining the issues with revealing the algorithm to the public.

Danny Sullivan did one up with his post named The New York Times Algorithm & Why It Needs Government Regulation. It was basically playing on the NY Times article, mocking it with the same logic they used.

If you don't like how Google operates, don't use it. It is a private company with huge influence because of how they operate. That is my take. I think most SEOs disagree.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


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