__/ [ Logician ] on Saturday 20 May 2006 11:30 \__
> "Google had previously stated that they aimed to crawl as much of the
> internet as possible - but now they appear to be claiming instead to
> only want to crawl a fraction of it.
> The comments have been criticised by webmasters, many of whom feel they
> are being punished or penalised, simply for not having the most biggest
> and most popular websites on the internet."
> Anyone knowledgable about the Web has belived for years that the Google
> index favours a small selection of websites based on their financial
> status. The CEO statements made from Google always contradicted that
> belief, saying knowledge is utmost in Google's index from wherever it
> comes. The truth is now flooding out.
I think it can be explained using a simple analogy. This also relates to
abuse through link spamming, which constantly breaks the PageRank system
(see sex, drugs and gambling SERP's, for example).
The UN has, for many years, aimed to bring food and other resources to the
world's poor. One nice method for attaining the goal is to ship supplies
through trucks and helicopters. In reality, unless this process is very
tightly controlled, you will become witness to the rise of gangs and armed
criminals who take the resources from the broader population. Once the
initiative is there, there will always be some nasty individuals who
exploit it and ruin everything for everybody else. Sites get greedy and
often turn nasty. Eric Schmidt is just defending Google from criticism and
shelters them from negative sentiments. A Webmaster who is not pleased is
a client that is lost and spread anti-Google propaganda.
Roy S. Schestowitz
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