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Transport tycoon slams Google after his website disappeared from search

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Sep 2011 2:27 User comments (3)

Transport tycoon slams Google after his website disappeared from search Sir Brian Souter fuming over "mysterious" disappearance of his website in Google search results.
The Scottish businessman accused Google of stopping links to his website appearing when people search for it. He claims that on August 13, his site "mysteriously disappeared" from results returned for a search on "Brian Souter".

He has vowed to launch a campaign to stop search engine censorship. "It's not Google's place to decide which sites we can see and those we can't," he said in a statement. He asked Google in late August why his site disappeared from search results, and claimed they "mumbled" something about algorithm changes.

"Our search algorithm relies on more than 200 signals to help people find the answers they're looking for, and and last year alone we made more than 500 improvements to our algorithm, while experimenting with thousands more," Google said in a statement, reported by BBC.

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113.9.2011 4:12

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last year alone we made more than 500 improvements to our algorithm, while experimenting with thousands more

I was wondering why google is going downhill...they made thousands of changes but only 500 improvements, and that is by their own numbers!


213.9.2011 11:59

bam431 is lookin' pretty good in the results. I'm happy.


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318.9.2011 0:53

Their algorithms really suck big time.

For instance if I search for a specific model of a specific brand name motherboard, link to the home page or specific page of the brand name NEVER shows up.

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