What If…Google Didn’t Exist?
Fewer SEO Conspiracies
Visit a few SEO forums and you’ll quickly notice that Google is frequently the key player in a number of conspiracy theories.
Popular Google conspiracy theories usually center around the idea that Google policies favor big corporations at the expense of small businesses. Other threads suggest sinister doings to draw traffic to AdWord-friendly venues.
Though some of these theories get a little convoluted, most of them include a kernel of truth. Google’s policies are often very damaging to small businesses that can ill afford to suffer PageRank drops that seemingly come out of thin air.
It’s also true that Google does everything in its power to send traffic to venues where it can make money serving up ads.
Given Google’s near monopoly status on the web, it’s not too shocking to find that it’s the culprit in any number of out-there and maybe not so out there conspiracy theories.