Stephen E. Arnold: The Google and Web Indexing: An Issue of Control or Good, Old Fear?

07 Other Atrocities, Corruption, Knowledge

I read “Google’s Got A Secret.” No kidding, but Google has many, many secrets. Most of them are unknown to today’s Googlers. After 20 plus years, even Xooglers are blissfully unaware of the “big idea,” the logic of low profiling data slurping, how those with the ability to make “changes” to search from various offices around the world can have massive consequences for those who “trust” the company, and the increasing pressure to control Googzilla’s appetite for cash. But enough of these long-ignored issues.

The “secret” in the article is that Google actively pushes as many buttons and pulls as many levers as its minions can to make it tough for competitors to “index” the publicly accessible Web. The write up states:

Only a select few crawlers are allowed access to the entire web, and Google is given extra special privileges on top of that.

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