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Should The Govt. Decide Where You Rank on Google?

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Google's rankings and algorithm have been the center of controversy for years now. Senate investigations are ongoing to try and make sure that Google is not partaking in monopolistic activites and all along, Google serves relevent results of websites on the internet for free. Mike Grehan paints a very clear picture of this in his [URL="http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2115721/Should-the-Government-Decide-Where-You-Rank-at-Google"]MediaPost[/URL] article of how website owners should not get upset with Google if their rankings are hurt by an algorithm change because Google was sending them free traffic for however long they were, in addition he points out the valid point for all marketers to follow: don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Grehan sums up the govt intervention in Google debate pretty well:

[I]" I'd far rather [Goolge] were working on the ranking algorithm with the vastly superior knowledge they have of information retrieval on the web. Far more than I'd have some government senator who has no idea what a meta tag is, let alone a hyperlink based algorithm, sticking his nose in where, to be honest, it's not really wanted and not really necessary."[/I]

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