Google awards themselves another 1st place spot

Discussion in 'SEO, PPC and Online Marketing' started by Suzuki, Nov 26, 2012.

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  1. Suzuki

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    Well no big surprise after they done it to the car insurance serps, this time they've given themselves top spot for hotels. Search Google UK for any 'hotels in {city}' and you'll be given this: (sorry for picture size, but I wanted to show how little of the screen goes to naturally ranking sites)

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    What an absolute joke this is. I don't even own any hotel websites but I do have a car insurance one and got hit on the last 'update'. If you don't have a car insurance or a hotel site, it won't be long till this new 'feature' is in your face, and eating your lunch :(
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: Suzuki Member since: Mar 3, 2012
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  2. greengecko

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    On another note, how was the episode of Mad Men? ;)
     
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    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: greengecko Member since: Feb 3, 2010
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  3. Suzuki

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    It was okay, Homeland was better. I never seem to get much work done on a Monday with Homeland, Walking Dead and Boardwalk Empire to watch...
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: Suzuki Member since: Mar 3, 2012
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  4. OldWelshGuy

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    I noticed this in The US, but never seen it in the UK before :(
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: OldWelshGuy Member since: Jun 12, 2008
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  5. Websitehandyman

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    I'm annoyed that they cancelled Boss before then end of the story but rumor is the will be a film to finish it off.

    As for Google, I've given up trying to work out what they are doing it's like being in a maze while it's still be built - Only they can build it faster then I can run :D
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: Websitehandyman Member since: Nov 25, 2011
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  6. stoo

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    Well wouldn't you think they made enough! They are Google though and if i was Google and owned this kind of power that WE have given them, why not capitalise? After all it won't last forever ;)

    Maybe one day a home page everybody uses will actually give US it's money makers, some of the revenue back :D ohhh wait there is :eek:
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: stoo Member since: Nov 23, 2012
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  7. terryuk

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    • Finance -- State Farm, Geico, Quicken Loans, Capital One, Bank of America
    • Travel -- Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline.com, Kayak
    • Shopping -- Amazon, eBay, JC Penney, Walmart, Sears
    • Jobs & Education -- University of Phoenix, Monster.com, ITT-Tech, Devry, Kaplan
    • Internet & Telecom -- AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile, Verizon, Comcast
    • Computers & Electronics -- Bestbuy, Apple, HP, Microsoft, Newegg.com
    • Business & Industrial -- Yellowpages, Staples, uline, Vistaprint, Office Depot
    • Home & Garden -- Lowes, Home Depot, Servicemagic, Kohls, Pottery Barn
    • Autos & Vehicles -- Edmunds, KBB, Autotrader, Ford, cars.com
    • Beauty & Fitness -- QVC, Walgreens, Sephora, Underarmor, Maybelline
    What's the bet that these new #1 spots will be followed out on to the top spending markets



    (taken from http://www.seomoz.org/blog/5-killer-seo-insights-from-analyzing-a-billion-dollars-in-adwords-spend)
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: terryuk Member since: Jan 26, 2007
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  8. stoo

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    Do you think Google are trying to cash in at this time because they are scared of something better is going to squash them?
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: stoo Member since: Nov 23, 2012
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  9. terryuk

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    I don't think Google are the scared type do you :D
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: terryuk Member since: Jan 26, 2007
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  10. eventdomain

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    @ Suzuki

    You have weird placing of icons on your PC (at the bottom) - ??????
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: eventdomain Member since: Apr 23, 2009
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  11. OldWelshGuy

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    Google are abusing their position they are abusing their monoploy, and they are tracking sales etc and building their own verticals.

    As I said years ago, and many times since.

    Google's long term intent is to get people starting a search on Google, and carrying out the financial transaction on Google.
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: OldWelshGuy Member since: Jun 12, 2008
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  12. stoo

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    You just never know what's around the corner :) Facebook adding a search facility, or joining up with Bing etc.. Saying that i still think they are FAR too popular and have it just right to be scared!
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: stoo Member since: Nov 23, 2012
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  13. OldWelshGuy

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    Google are boxing themselves into a corner and are going to get hit with some pretty scary anti trust decisions soon.

    They can't do what they are currently doing and expect to get away with it. It is a classic abuse of power.

    keep in mind that it was an anti trust decision that forced miscrosoft to remove media player etc from windows.

    Google has no chance at getting away with this in the long term, they are going to have to split the companies, and THAT would mean no data sharing.
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: OldWelshGuy Member since: Jun 12, 2008
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  14. Ali-v-8

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    I think the Trust issue is only visible to us - consumers have no idea.
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: Ali-v-8 Member since: May 8, 2008
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  15. WeblinkPlus

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    Windows 7...
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: WeblinkPlus Member since: Sep 13, 2009
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  16. Websitehandyman

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    Well at the very least they should be taken to the trades indiscretions, it's no long a search engine it's a shopping directory. It's the same path that yahoo and others took and which allowed to step Google in.
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: Websitehandyman Member since: Nov 25, 2011
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  17. eventdomain

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    This is interesting..... I see much scope for private companies to come in and take back the web.

    There are companies with millions at their disposal and smart people with cool ideas. There's no need for a general search anymore, you know Looksmart had the right idea when it went vertical - fab sites they were.
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: eventdomain Member since: Apr 23, 2009
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  18. OldWelshGuy

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    Google is currently the subject of 13 anti trust investigations in the EU :)
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: OldWelshGuy Member since: Jun 12, 2008
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  19. terryuk

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    Well the question is what would Bing do in their position, if any differently

    They tend to duplicate search features as it is
     
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    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: terryuk Member since: Jan 26, 2007
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  20. Esk247

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    ...have any stuck yet? non seem to be worrying Google in the slightest.

    Isn't Googles turnover the same as a small country? swear i read that somewhere.

    One day they will go the same way as Rome but at the moment, there just isn't a challenger in sight imo. Bing just copies Googles results and republishes them. It doesn't seem to offer anything revolutionary.

    I don't think Facebook is capable of matching Google, different sector, Google is marketing/content production/profit generation where as Facebook is stuck in the free social networking zone and can't get out of it without annoying most of its user base.
     
    Posted: Nov 26, 2012 By: Esk247 Member since: Oct 6, 2008
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