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[ NNSquad ] A quick experiment: Does Google Favor Itself in Organic (Natural) Search Results?
A quick experiment: Does Google Favor Itself in Organic (Natural) Search Results? A few quick tests, using a browser I don't normally use (Internet Explorer), when logged out of all services. Search for "maps": Google Maps is indeed top natural result on Google Search. And on Bing. And on Excite. And on Yahoo. Looks like there's agreement there, so any claim of self-favoritism in this case is deflated with extreme prejudice. Search for "driving directions": Top Google Search natural result: Mapquest, followed by Yahoo Map, followed by Google Maps. Search for "email" or "e-mail": Top Google Search natural result: Yahoo. (In fact, for "email" Gmail doesn't show up until the third natural result, after both Yahoo and Hotmail.) --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (email@example.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org Founder: - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad