Re: Trouble is which version of the standards
134 posts • joined 28 Sep 2011
I do use Bing and I think people do rag on it without really giving it a chance, but the value in google is not in search, the value is in the Orwellian level of data hoovering that informs the search.
Analytics, DNS, Safebrowsing, apis, fonts etc that almost all sites use, most of them we can’t really avoid without major degradation or loss of functionality, and which most users, even techies wouldn’t even think to look for.
"Offer something better than they do."
I knew googlebot would turn up at some point.
Google have been abusing their monopoly for over a decade and it is impossible not to give them data, data that makes it impossible for a new entrant to provide something better. The only company vaguely capable of giving it a run for it's money is Microsoft. But without access to the data from google analytics, as well as the analytics from google's SafeSearch, DNS, APIs, Fonts, Maps, YouTube and so on, that's pretty much impossible even for them.
If you don't believe me regarding choice... block google's ASN at your firewall, stop feeding them data, then try to go about your usual online activities. Trust me, we can wait while you do it, because you won't be long.
Google’s rationale is “can we virtually wipe every implementation off the planet?” or “can we harvest loads of juicy data to make a profit?”
If both of those are “no” then in the bin it goes. If they manage the first, and the second is still “no” *then* they bin it...
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