11 Feb '13, 2pm

Did Google's Schmidt Say Google+ Increases Rankings?

Since Google has a large marketshare, they can and do use their influence to "push" other products/services in a way that compels people to join or be left behind. Google+ does improve search results and often trumps relevance and quality. One must question whether verification of content, which still is subject to abuse, really holds a higher value then relevancy. Also, there are many that do not want their picture plastered all over the web for a variety of reasons. Is Google really saying if you want to rank you must forfeit your privacy? I find this quite disturbing.

Full article: http://www.seroundtable.com/google-search-rankings-16343....

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