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[WashingtonPost] Google punishing Chrome for 60 days

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Google is pushing its own Chrome browser down in search rankings for 60 days following reports that the company was involved in an ad campaign that paid for links to bolster search traffic.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/google-punishing-chrome-for-60-days/2012/01/04/gIQADMPGaP_story.html
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eh-smiley.gif

My face right now... well... k.
Edited by HypnotiK - 1/20/12 at 10:23pm
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So apparently Google just turned emo.

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Not sure what to say.
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I still don't get why there is such a hullabaloo over people promoting their own products, I believe there was something a while back that someone was upset at Google because when you Google-d "Maps" it showed Google Maps first, or something to that like.

I mean guess what... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
You're using Google.

So why does it make a difference if they promote their own products??

For example, when I Google "Web Store" I am expecting to see the Chrome Web Store, not something else, if I want Amazon or Apple's I would say Apple web store, or something to that effect.

What I am saying isn't particularly related to the article, but relevant enough, still is weird.
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So google promote his own web broswer into his own search engine , i dont see wheres the problem, they really dont need to push it down in the search ranking.
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When is this plan getting executed? I still see Google Chrome as the top result.

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I am flabbergasted. I know they do that to prevent monopolies and whatnot, but... the heck?
   
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Good to see Google being fair in a way, and not afraid to punish its own Chrome for something it deserves. biggrin.gif
   
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Whatever. People need to realize that Google is a business, not a free service. Don't like how they operate? Go somewhere else.
    
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