Tricks, tips, tutorials, pictures and words - Google sued over search ranking

"And it is my right to exploit your every move! Now start digging already!!"

I've always thought exploitation rights had something immoral to them. What could give a person the idea he or she had the right to exploit me for their personal use?

Intentions to drink my blood shall result with a stake true the heart or some garlic dipped bullets. I'm not going to accept anyone drinking me anytime soon? Should I?

A PARENTAL advice internet site has sued Google for downgrading its search-result ranking without reason or warning.

The civil lawsuit filed in US District Court in San Jose, California, by "" sought financial damages along with information on how Google ranked sites in search results.

Google could not immediately be reached for comment. The company has aggressively defended the secrecy of its patented search ranking system.

KinderStart charged that in March 2005, Google penalised the site in its search rankings without warning, sparking a "cataclysmic" 70 per cent fall in its audience - and a resulting 80 per cent decline in revenue.

At its height, KinderStart counted 10 million page views per month, the lawsuit said.

"Google does not generally inform websites that they have been penalised nor does it explain in detail why the web site was penalised," the lawsuit said.

While an entire sub-industry exists to help websites feature prominently in Google results, the company is known to punish those who try to trick the system into boosting their search rankings.

The lawsuit said rival search systems including Microsoft's MSN and Yahoo featured at the top of their rankings when the name "Kinderstart" was typed in.

The complaint accused Google, as the dominant provider of web searches, of violating KinderStart's constitutional right to free speech by blocking search engine results showing website content and other communications.

KinderStart contended that once a company was penalised, it was difficult to contact Google to regain good standing and discover why the action had been taken.

The suit was filed the same day a federal judge denied a US government request that Google be ordered to hand over a sample of keywords customers use to search the internet while requiring the company to produce some web addresses indexed in its system.

Australian IT - Google sued over search ranking (Corespondents in San Francisco, MARCH 20, 2006)

But on the other hand Google isn't indexing things as fast as it could. We honestly have no idea what powers lurk in our globally-dominating-artificial-intelligence. I've always treated Google as my pet, trying to train it to do nice tricks for me. Sure he may look like a meat eating dinosaur it's cute anyway. ghehehe