Umair sent me a link to a post he just published on his SEO Advice and Social Strategy blog voicing his concerns about Google’s Personalized Search Results.
I left a comment in that post and am publishing a more complete reply here because this is such an important subject:
Congratulations, Umair. You are one of the few whose mind still works well enough to clearly see the consequences of allowing one monopoly to determine what you see and know about.
Few realize that what the general public sees and hears has long been controlled by those who own the media. Although there is an illusion of an impartial media with differing viewpoints, what we see is really only polarized versions controlled by the same people.
Divide and conquer is the oldest strategy in the playbook.
An elaborate version of that is what we get online today:
Polarized views pitting two sides against each other:
- Republican vs Democrat
- Christian vs Muslim
- Liberals vs Conservatives
- Tea Party vs Occupy
Spinning the information to create the most dissension so the two sides are unlikely to share notes – and all the while never telling the entire truth to either side.
ALTERNATIVE SEARCH ENGINES:
Google is NOT the only search engine!
The question is: are there any independent search engines that can
tell all the cleverly created disinformation from any truth some may write?
I hope so.
Try the independent search engine DuckDuckGo.com
and others instead of ONLY using Google.
We need to collectively research alternative search engines and compile the information. If you have posts or lists or details please feel free to add them to the comments here.
Related links ARE welcome and although comments with many links will go to moderation I manually approve them. DoFollow links and attribution will be provided for all who contribute.
When you do search on Google, first log out of all things Google and then use Google unpersonalized:
- Yoast information to Disable Personalized Search
- SEOMoz ~ Google’s Un-Personalized Search. Tools to Hack the Code.
Third, we must all SAVE the urls to sites we find valuable because they are already being pushed further and further down in the serps and eventually they are likely to disappear altogether.
And lastly, seek out the blogs of others in your physical location and in the niches of the most important topics you research. Interact with them in the comments.
IMPORTANT: Exchange MANY different methods for contacting each other because your Twitter or Facebook or Google+ account can be easily made to disappear – taking with it all your contacts – UNLESS you have saved them in alternative ways.
Google has declared war on small businesses
and on anyone who uses SEO for organic results.
The most brilliant SEO agency owner I know – Marty Weintraub @AimClear – just published a post about Organic Keyword Tracking on SEO Survival in the Age of Vanishing Keywords that illustrates yet another way Google IS Evil.