Re: Companies Subvert Search Results to Squelch Criticism

>> It's not illegal, but it's SEO gone bad. Companies such as Quixtar are

>>> using Google-bombing, link farms and Web spam pages to place positive >>> sites in the top search results -- which pushes the negative ones >>> down. >> Yeah, and there may be no laws against it, but if it's done on a large >> enough basis you can bet they'll get sued. > On what grounds?

Google has money and I'm sure they have hired competent, resourceful attorneys who could find something reasonable and make it stick. Something fraud-related, possibly, or they might be able to point to violations of their Terms of Service.

against frivilous lawsuits, which is what such a lawsuit (as manipulating > a search engine) would be. PAT]

Oh, really? Creating fraudulent search engine results is not a valid reason for a lawsuit? - Steve Sobol / / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED Coming to you from Southern California's High Desert, where the temperatures are as high as the gas prices! / 888.480.4NET (4638)

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