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Google spams itself with eBay!

Money, Money!

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.

Read also:

Google Search Critics: Google is broken by purpose!

Google: End of results penalty also called -950 penalty here to stay?

Google's Advanced Search by date is broken!

Google optimized for bad search results? 

by Jim Olsson
Published: Feb 23, 2007

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