Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 16:15 UTC
Google Last year, Google implemented one of its more ambitious changes to its core consumer products (that would be search, in case you lost track) with Panda, an effort to reduce the amount of pointless and low-quality review sites and the like from the top of Google's search results. Interesting, then, that there's hints Google is actually generating garbage content to promote Chrome, as SearchEngineLand and SEO Book. Or is there a more reasonable explanation? Update: And this is why - rightfully so or no - Google tends to get more love than, say, Apple or Microsoft. The company has announced that even though the sponsored posts were not the company's fault, Google will still penalise the Chrome browser's homepage, lowering its pagerank for at least 60 days.
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I don't know...
by Tuishimi on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 16:53 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

...are they paying OSNews?

*ZING*

Just kidding, man. ;)

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RE: I don't know...
by David on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 17:27 UTC in reply to "I don't know..."
David Member since:
1997-10-01

We just set you right up for that one, didn't we?

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RE[2]: I don't know...
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 17:29 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't know..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Ssssh David, else they're finding out about the company Astons.

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RE[3]: I don't know...
by Tuishimi on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 17:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I don't know..."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Ha! ;) I love Astons. ;)

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Comment by BushLin
by BushLin on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 17:01 UTC
BushLin
Member since:
2011-01-26

What's next? stories artificially bumped up on digg.com ;)

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Expectations
by Adurbe on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 18:56 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

I would be more disappointed if it was Google doing it, not because of the hypocrisy, but more because the boring and obvious manner it was done! I expect more from non evil doers

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JoeBuck
Member since:
2006-01-11

Google is now large enough that it could be working at cross purposes with itself. In one division, you have the people doing Chrome, and there's a marketing person who is measured on the market share she/he achieves for Chrome. On the other hand, you have the people who care about quality of search results. It could easily happen that the Chrome-promotion people do exactly what the quality-of-search people are trying to stamp out, because they aren't talking to each other and may even be in internal competition with each other in some ways.

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Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

May you google apologizers should stop apologizing google so much.

Edited 2012-01-03 20:23 UTC

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earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

I will apologize for Google until the day I die.

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Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Get help, soon.

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Comment by AnythingButVista
by AnythingButVista on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 20:49 UTC
AnythingButVista
Member since:
2008-08-27

Shameless plugs!

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So? Try the same search using Microsoft
by JPollard on Tue 3rd Jan 2012 22:02 UTC
JPollard
Member since:
2011-12-31

Try replacing "Google" with "Microsoft".

About 161,000,000 results....

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by Hiev on Wed 4th Jan 2012 01:17 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

Google: Yes, Sponsored Post Campaign Was Ours But Not What We Signed-Up For

Right, and the Apple is a charity bussines.

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You say tomato, I say tomato
by jared_wilkes on Wed 4th Jan 2012 03:26 UTC
jared_wilkes
Member since:
2011-04-25

"And this is why - rightfully so or no - Google tends to get more love than, say, Apple or Microsoft."

I thought it was the only reason why Google would be avoiding a speedy antitrust conviction. But to each their own.

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Oh, really!?
by ViktorRabe on Wed 4th Jan 2012 14:24 UTC
ViktorRabe
Member since:
2011-12-30

When I do search for "Google Chrome" with Google, the first result leads to this support topic:

https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95346

Works wonderfully.

Edited 2012-01-04 14:25 UTC

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RE: Oh, really!?
by stestagg on Sat 7th Jan 2012 15:35 UTC in reply to "Oh, really!?"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

More realistically, try searching for "Browser" and note the absence of google there

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