Thursday, January 05, 2012
News that Google had put itself in the penalty box was refreshing. It practices what it preaches. It seems that someone in Google violated webmaster guidelines, so Google has de-linked its Chrome browser download page for 60 days from key words that would lead to it. In taking this action, Google is showing that it doesn't play favorites when it comes to managing its search site. It would be heartwarming if other companies did that, but most are likely to do just the opposite. They overtly favor their products to the detriment of everyone else. Granted that Google is under pressure for perceived unfairness, but an action like this is an effective answer. It is good PR, and Google once again is showing leadership.