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    Default US Justice Department begins antri-trust investigation of Google

    The US government is finally going to begin an investigation of Google search results.

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    I think this is going to be good news for affiliates.
    An example of what Google has done is the search term "MLB scores"
    That used to bring up a lot of websites that had baseball info and you could buy the keyword.
    After sports betting was legalized Google took away the ability to even have ads on the first page and the top third of the page is a Google widget.

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    You telling me Google just have to list search results and not provide answers?
    That'd be a strange world.

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    Google definitely abuses it's position in the market. I hope they get a good kicking, they deserve it.
    Quote Originally Posted by econfox View Post
    The US government is finally going to begin an investigation of Google search results.

    From yahoo
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-jus...004406436.html

    I think this is going to be good news for affiliates.
    An example of what Google has done is the search term "MLB scores"
    That used to bring up a lot of websites that had baseball info and you could buy the keyword.
    After sports betting was legalized Google took away the ability to even have ads on the first page and the top third of the page is a Google widget.

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    You beat me to it! I saw this today and was going to post it on GPWA haha!

    Imagining not catering or optimizing for a single search engine is a strange thought!

    Not having it compete with me to answer questions would be a welcome change indeed!

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    A few billion dollars in fine, and "please, please try not to do such things " is what would be the result of all of this.

    The rich never pay - Dearly.

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    I think actually providing the latest MLB scores on screen to a user that types MLB scores in the search box is NOT a candidate for breach of trust.

    There may be a lot of other stuff going on in terms of promotion of related parties etc that need to be examined, but actually providing information without clicking off to an additional screen is not an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooner View Post
    I think actually providing the latest MLB scores on screen to a user that types MLB scores in the search box is NOT a candidate for breach of trust.

    There may be a lot of other stuff going on in terms of promotion of related parties etc that need to be examined, but actually providing information without clicking off to an additional screen is not an issue.
    I think it is. This is one way Google takes over a segment of the market. They will try to eliminate the competition by making it unprofitable. By taking away the keywords that create the most visits to competitor sites they reduce the revenue to those sites.

    What if the search term "casino bonus" showed a Google widget with the top bonus offers. Google would be providing what the customer requested. Google would not even need to take a commission on a customer. All it needs to do is prevent other sites from profiting for now. Google will lose millions of dollars to kill potential competition before it begins to monetize an area.

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