Searching for results in Google.com Live.com and Yahoo Search related to big sites reveals a disturbing factor.
I have checked the search results for amazon.com, ebay.com, google.com, microsoft.com and yahoo.com.
Google.com is heavily slanted towards eBay.com compared to Microsoft Windows Live.com or Yahoo Search
Results 2007-02-23 22.12 GMT from Google.com
Results 1 - 100 of about 20,300,000 from amazon.com. (0.22 sec.)
Results 1 - 100 of about 112,000,000 from ebay.com. (0.14 sec.)
Results 1 - 100 of about 6,730,000 from google.com. (0.13 sec.)
Results 1 - 100 of about 10,900,000 from microsoft.com. (0.11 sec.)
Results 1 - 100 of about 97,600,000 from yahoo.com. (0.13 sec.)
Results 2007-02-23 22.14 GMT from Live.com
site:amazon.com Page 1 of 7,944,214 results
site:ebay.com Page 1 of 823,302 results
site:google.com Page 1 of 2,335,699 results
site:microsoft.com Page 1 of 19,620,652 results
site:yahoo.com Page 1 of 5,116,765 results
Results 2007-02-23 22.16 GMT from Yahoo.com
http://amazon.com Pages 1 - 50 of about 209,566,862 - 0.82 sec.
http://ebay.com Pages 1 - 50 of about 114,182,180 - 0.42 sec.
http://google.com Pages 1 - 50 of about 28,679,784 - 0.44 sec.
http://microsoft.com Pages 1 - 50 of about 8,296,564 - 0.65 sec.
http://yahoo.com Pages 1 - 50 of about 819,820,139 - 0.42 sec.
eBay is the top site in Google. Google has indexed a factor 5.5 more pages from eBay in comparison with amazon.
Amazon is the top external site Microsoft Live Search. Live.com has indexed a factor 10 more pages from amazon in comparison with eBay.
Amazon is the top external site in Yahoo. Yahoo Search has indexed a factor 2 more pages from amazon in comparison with eBay.
Searchnewz: EBay ads pop up for the most unlikely search queries in Google results. People spotted such must have items as "foot fungus," "dog feces" or "hole in the head."
eBay.co.uk even sold the dead explorer tv-journalist Steve Irwin via a Google Adwords sponsored link.
Buy Steve Irwin dead on eBay!
Compare the examples above with the boasting statements at Google.com
"Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."
"Google is the closest thing the Web has to an ultimate answer machine."
Why is Google heavily slanted towards eBay? Well, read below:
eBay Press Release: Google and eBay Sign Multi-Year Agreement to Connect Users, Merchants, and Advertisers Around the Globe
Cnet News.com: Google, eBay: Strategic bedfellows
Now remember this very carefully: Google has the ambition to organize all information in the world including your personal data.
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