Google has now proven it (1) censors businesses and organizations it doesn’t like, and (2) tweaks its search algorithms so that many businesses and organizations are either buried in the back pages of search results or do not show up at all no matter what you type in for a search term. On top of all that, Google tries to bury YOU, the user, with ADS when you search for ANYTHING.
The company which told you years ago that it would do no evil is trying now to “do evil with both hands.”
Here are three things you may not know. First, you do not need Google advertising to succeed online. There are many other great ways to advertise on the Internet. Second, there are other search engines that are MUCH BETTER than Google. Why? They give you only honest search results, with no attempt to twist or deliberately bias those results. Third, the honest search engines do not keep your search results so they can bury you with ads for the rest of your online life. (Because they do not keep the details of your searches, they have nothing to sell to advertisers who want to track you all over the ‘net.) So, if you have been operating all this time with the belief that only Google really knows how to search, please allow us to correct that fallacious notion.
This was sent to us recently by WND.com.
Here is an objective fact: Google not only censors businesses and organizations, it goes further to filter them out of their search results so no one can find them unless they specifically search using the precise name of that business.
WND.com is one example of this. Go to Google and search some of these topics:
- “Christian news media” – even though WND is the oldest online journalism organization in America and still one of the most popular, and at the same time is the largest Christian website on the internet, WND isn’t mentioned once in the top 100 results.
- “Conservative news media” – no results for WND, but plenty for liberal news sites like Politico. . . The Washington Post. . . The Huffington Post. . . and the ultra-radical left Daily Kos.
- “Idiot” – President Donald Trump appears as the third result in the search and appears dozens of times in page after page of search results.
- “Racist” – All Trump All Day Every Day!
And if you specifically search for “WND” or WorldNetDaily, the results return not only links to our website, Twitter feed, Facebook page, etc., but they also include lots of links from WND-hating anti-Christian publications like the Washington Post, Media Matters for America, Salon, and The Huffington Post…organizations that smear WND in their stories and take pleasure in knowing that we along with lots of other honest and ethical organizations are struggling to stay alive now that Google and Facebook have dried up virtually all of our advertising revenue.
Something happened recently that really brought this home in a dramatic and sort of shocking way. I needed to pull up a story I had written several years ago and did a Google search for it. I typed in the exact headline, word for word, and then pressed enter. I got back a total of eight pages of search results, but my story was not anywhere on the first page. Nor was it on the second, or the third, fourth, fifth, or ANY of the eight pages of Google search results!
Incredible, I thought. Then I copied and pasted the exact same headline into the Yahoo search engine, hit enter, and bingo — my WND article was the VERY FIRST search result returned. Of course it was; it was the most perfect match for my search terms!
This showed me in a chilling and undeniable way that Google really has rigged its search algorithms to exclude the pioneering news organization I’ve worked at and helped lead for the past 20 years. (NORM ‘n’ AL Note: WND is eminently worthy of your support, if you are able to help maintain honesty on the Internet. In an age when journalistic truth is increasingly rare, WND is dedicated to making sense out of the chaotic and dangerous era we are living through. Many important stories never see the light of day — until WND breaks the story.)
As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by
NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis