I’ve always been a fan of all things Google , but a while back I noticed things aren’t what they used to be.
When you’re looking at Google search results you need to be aware that all is not as it seems. It’s possible to Google something and the first items are only ads related to the search rather than “pure” search results.
Over the past 6 months Microsoft has waged a campaign informing us about the evils of Google search, but you may have missed that information. Today the bloggers are weighing the effects of Microsoft’s ads and wondering, Will they continue, Were they effective, Who is most evil?
Personally I don’t find Google any more intrusive or sinister than Microsoft and Bing. With computing today, it’s about getting your share of the people pie and putting cash in Ye’ol Company Account. I think both Google and Microsoft are doing that very well.
If there is a lesson to learn here it’s one of “User Beware”. Today’s computing can be like taking a walk on the dark side of town. Be sure to read everything that is being shown to you.
When I type PC Matic into my Google Search, the first two items to show up are not PC Matic. In fact they are not even search results. They are Ads. Notice the the Highlighted area around the ads is very faint and as you would expect, Google is hoping you won’t notice.
I spend a lot of time in our Customer Service area helping our PC Matic users with their computer issues. It is surprising how many have inadvertently downloaded something totally unrelated to PC Matic and PC Pitstop because of these ads.
Old eyes can be easily fooled. KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN, and let me know what you think.