Saturday, September 4, 2010
From the New York TImes: The Texas Attorney General is investigating whether Google's search results are "search neutral." In a post on the company's blog, Google explains that
Occasionally, we’re asked about the “fairness” of our search engine -- why do some websites get higher rankings than others? The important thing to remember is that we built Google to provide the most useful, relevant search results and ads for users. In other words, our focus is on users, not websites. Given that not every website can be at the top of the results, or even appear on the first page of our results, it’s unsurprising that some less relevant, lower quality websites will be unhappy with their ranking.
The Texas Attorney General’s office asked for information about a number of companies whose cases have been well publicized.
The post gives further information about its response to the AG's request.