re: Is Google Biased? I will agree that Google is becoming more and more of a pay to play situation which makes their complaints about net neutrality baseless. However, when LR decides to publish every release that companies put out then feel free to complain when Google gives you the cold shoulder. You publish what suits your fancy and often times with snarky comments of an adolescent nature attached to them. I also suspect that press releases from ad buyers and research clients get picked up whereas other companies may not.
re: Is Google Biased? I have no view and no basis to judge whether the quality of searches for news has gone down.
However, are there any business relationships in the news game? Whether or not Google is a big channel for you, are they being paid for some items by the other news outlets and not being paid by LR?
Another question. Does Google consider LR a valid news source? Given that this was a Google News search, I would think this is a valid question. LR has a bit of humor in its writing and a bit of unconventionality. That may impact Google's view of the answer. On top of that, there has been some Blog commentary and news items that Google has not been happy with. Could there be some bias based on this?
You find my posts unreadable given my inability to to reason like a snarky twenty something.
Google is no longer a free search engine but rather an ad driven content placement model. They have eyeballs and are charging websites to access those readers through ads and optimization services.
Obviously no media outlet is going to publish everything that is submitted to them. But, when you complain that Google isn't giving you any love it rings hollow. You folks select what your website runs for releases and stories under the thought that you know what people want to read about.
re: Is Google Biased? re: "However, when LR decides to publish every release that companies put out then feel free to complain when Google gives you the cold shoulder."
We're an editorial operation. They're a search engine. Big difference.
What would happen if a newspaper published everything that happened to every citizen in its city for every morning issue? It'd be as thick and unreadable as most of your posts. Having someone make editorial choices is a good thing. ph
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