Poll: Only 10% Of Webmasters/SEOs Feel Google Doesn't Lie To Them

Apr 15, 2014 - 8:42 am 25 by
Filed Under Misc Google

pinocchioLate last year, we ran a poll asking Webmaster and SEOs if they think Google lies to them and now we have over 735 responses. I figured I share the results with you now.

Truth is, I am a bit surprised by the results. We have only 10% saying Google never lies to us. We have a whopping 57% saying Google does lie to us. We have only 33% saying Google sometimes lies to us.

I figured the number would be more like 60% sometimes, 20% yes and 20% no. But it was more like 60% thinks Google always lies to us and then add on that, 30% of sometimes and only 10% of us think Google is always telling the truth.

That can't be good for Google's webmaster communication efforts.

Here are the results:

Google Liar poll

Disclaimer: Please see my poll disclaimer post before coming to any conclusions on these results.

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

Note: I am offline today and this post was pre-scheduled to be automatically posted. So if I am delayed in responding to issues or comments, I apologize in advance.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More

May 17, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Remove Your Content From Google's AI Overviews

May 17, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Ads

Google Ads AI Summaries Live For Some Advertisers

May 17, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Maps

Order with Google For Food Delivery Going Away End Of June

May 17, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Two New Googlebots: GoogleOther-Image & GoogleOther-Video

May 17, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Google: 410s Are Immediate & 404s Are Delayed For 24 Hours