Anyone out there hear that google is now personalizing all SERP results? That’s right, you don’t have a choice. Well you do, but you can only OPT-OUT you are automatically set as an OPT-IN. To make matters worse, for the average person to be able to OPT-OUT of this, it’s extremely complex. (I’m thinking of the average user here.. To me it’s not all that complex..)
I see privacy issues written all over this.. Google will be collecting all your search queries and internet activity in order to “personalize” your results. Not that Google doesn’t already have VERY HUGE privacy issues as it is. The more changes I see Google doing the worse they appear in my eyes. Personal data is literally leaking all over the place and if Google wanted to, they could basically track every single user on the internet, I mean lots of sites out there use Google analytics, lots of people use gmail, youtube, and blogger.
Now they’ve got this “personalized search” crap, along with the Google Chrome OS (I won’t ever touch this OS, EVER. ), and they’ve launched Google DNS.
Are they doing this just so they can dominate all online advertising everywhere? They’re banning AdWords advertisers left and right for no particular reason, (Advertisers that were advertising legitimate products/services) and making sweeping changes to the SERPS.
Ever try and contact Google? They’re basically all BOTS you can’t contact them, I really start to wonder if there are even any HUMANS at Google.
So in conclusion, I don’t trust Google and neither should you.