I’m only writing this post because I’ve heard and read this time and time again; about people getting mad at Google for de-indexing them or dropping their rankings. Some of them get so mad they complain, and complain to Google, or even threaten to sue them.
Here’s a portion of a comment left on this post by someone named Sterve;
What surprises me more than anything else is that someone hasn’t already started a class action lawsuit against Google. It is well deserved for their arrogant superior attitude, their willingness to financially hurt even their own advertising clients, and their crazy attitude.
I personally think it’s funny when guys get so mad at Google and forget that Google isn’t a gov’t provided service and is just another way to surf the internet.
To be honest, I was sympathizing and really siding with Sterve. Read his whole comment. His story is a great example of negative SEO hurting a business. As I was reading his comment, I was really hoping he found a way to fix his ranking issues affected by a recent Google update. That was until I read the above snippet.
For 1, Google is a free search engine that anyone CAN use. It’s not something people have to use to surf the net. Searchers aren’t obligated to go through Google to find what they are looking for on the internet. For 2, Google doesn’t have to list your website if they don’t want to. Granted they do need to be fair about inclusion into their search engine (based on algorithm patent). But they are not obligated to list every single site on their search engine. So if they don’t like your website for whatever reason and don’t feel it deserves to be indexed in their engine, how are they in the wrong? And lastly, there are 100′s of ways to get traffic and other search engines to use, relying solely on Google is just crazy. There’s nothing wrong with Google deciding who can rank on their free search engine that 70% of the internet population happens to use.
I do understand why someone can be mad at Google. But it can’t be because they think Google is obligated to show their website. It has to be because they are always changing their requirements to rank on their search engine, sometimes requirements that contradict pass requirements. if that is why you’re mad a Google, then it’s different. But, it’s not your right to get Googled; it’s a privilege. Kind of like getting a drivers license :)
‘The Paint Editor’ replied to Sterve, and there’s one thing he said that I can sort of agree with “Google… monopoly should be stopped now.”
I agree that Google is way too big and does have a big hand in what everyone finds on the internet. But are any other traffic methods stepping up or is anyone switching over to other engines and services???