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OriginalGriff22-Jan-18 7:31
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Foothill wrote:
pay-to-display model where the your site is ranked not on relevance but on how much you pay Google.
That's the current model. Afterwards the real ranked finds show.

Even that, however, has it's own dirty laundry as SEO can be bought and paid for. When it was big news (i.e., the EU lawsuit) - in the EU, Google had 90% market share whilst in the US, only 70%. I noted the values as, for some reason, the EU (having no viable search engine of their own) was holding Google accountable because their own citizens prefer it over the alternatives.

Really - considering the brilliance of the average PC owner, a bigger worry would be who paid to have their search engine set as the default, along with the bloatware per-installed on the system, trying to get you to choose the readily available product (paid placement) over a wiser choice. And, of course, toolbars.

For better or worse, this is indeed what makes the world go round: the competition is simply relocated to the vendors. After all, do you think Bing is without product placement payment? If is is, what are the odds that the same companies pay for placement on both.

It has no need to become "less transparent" - they're making out well just the way it is.

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