Google Removes ‘Tips’ – Still Pushing Inferior Results for Money

200701041511Google has removed their evil ‘tips’ system where they promoted their own products over items in their search index.

What really bothered me about this is that sites in the Google index are more like partners. Google needs their cooperation for success.

Almost by definition if a result were to appear at the top of the result set it would be superior since it’s using Google’s own algorithm.

By allowing inferior Google products to push out top performing results they were in direct conflict with their core mission. They’re pushing inferior search results in exchange for money.

It looks like they’re still promoting Google News results. If Google News were so superior it should show up as a result of search ranking and NOT receive hand tuned promotion.

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