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Can we sue google?!

Discussion in 'Google' started by redhits, Nov 3, 2007.

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    Can we sue google?!
    SEMrush

    Because they made us to use their google pagerank , as something we can trust, and now they turn again us (of those who buy/sell links) and ruined our business.

    So they used are trust somehow ...
     
    redhits, Nov 3, 2007 IP
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  2. madmax728

    madmax728 Banned

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    LMAO.. What are you telling man??
    Manipulation of search result is fraud and link trade happens to be manipulation of search result.
     
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    Wealdie Guest

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    WTF are you on about :confused:
     
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    cosmocentral Banned

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    They are providing a service, you are free to use it or not. There are other search engines if you like to use. I am sure they have a terms of use.
     
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    zumzee Banned

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    i bet you are from usa.
     
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    sarorahost Banned

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    #6

    Go ahead, sue em, but you probably won't win:p

    (probably meaning 100%:)) lol.
     
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    Google would probably be able to waste $1b on lawyers.

    They threw away 1.6b on youtube :\
     
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    hans Well-Known Member

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    G created PR to measure or display popularity and WE - the global community CHEATED Google by buying/selliing links and linkfarming - all this behavior resulted in a PR that had / has absolutely NOTHING at all to do with real popularity of a site!

    Hence - Google could sue all the cheaters ..
    instead G is generous and simply dropped PR for cheaters.

    G intentions when PR was created were good, all those who then tried to artificially change organic PR have done all that "damage" if any. Hence if anyone to sue - then link farmers.
     
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    Sure you can sue. Anyone can sue anybody for anything. They might not win ... if I were a betting man I'd give this case 0 % odds.

    What exactly would you sue them for? How have they wronged you in a way any court will agree with?
     
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    warman2442 Active Member

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    #10

    HAhahaha so true! And only spend 50 million a year on hosting haha. Even if they did screw us you couldnt really sue them, there lawyers would just squish you like a bug.


    Tyler
     
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    Trapped Well-Known Member

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    Forrest is right, you can sue anyone if you have enough money to spend but it is hard like you will win, especially for such a banal reason to sue a huge company like G.
     
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    LakeCountry Well-Known Member

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    It would be interesting to see a large class action suit against Google. It probably wouldn't stand a chance but they did manipulate the serps and PR on what they think/believe and severely damaged lot of innocent sites. If nothing else it would be a huge PR (public relations) nightmare for them.
     
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    they did not throw away 1.6 bil. youtube is highly worth it.
    youtube is currently the third ranked site according to alexa.
     
    inaga, Nov 3, 2007 IP
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    Why waste the money you gained from DP
     
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    Hey this would be like someone suing McDonald's for serving them hot coffee then spilling it on themselves!:p

    Hey wait that really happened!!:eek:

    Go a head, anything is possible! :D:D
     
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    So ... you'd like to sue Google because you believe they hand manipulated a system they invented and own in response to the class who would sue them manipulating that same system? And you think that would be bad publicity for them?
     
    Forrest, Nov 3, 2007 IP
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    I'm waiting on someone like Forbes or the Washington Post to make a move. That would certainly make some headlines.
     
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    They didn't make you do anything...and not all of us got caught up in it.
     
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    Abusing the pagerank system is and was against Google TOS. Buying and Selling text links is still against Google TOS. You gonna sue them temp stupidity?
     
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    #20
    You will need to reinvent yourself and find new revenue sources.
     
    bogart, Nov 3, 2007 IP
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