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June 06, 2007

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Paul Collin

I think this Internet ad boom is leading to the destruction of unbiased search tools. When you go to the library and ask a librarian where to find a book she is not paid .25cents to point you to a certain book. These days search engines are all about ad click revenues. We need an unbiased search engine - lets do that! Contact me if interested in working with me on this pcollin@telus.net or www.octorod.com

Kurt

I have to agree with the challeges facing the search engines around the focus on advertising driving the business model.

This is actaully leading to a degradation in quality with the searches. These advertising models have created a environment where the first couple of pages on google are now becoming worthless. It is full of pages who are simply filled with more ads for other products other than what you are actually searching for. A number of times I have asked to search only Australian sites yet end up on a web site that is simply a landing page filled with Adwords based ads for variuos sites in the US. A large percentage of which have no corelation to my search criteria. This is the exact opposite of what I was attempting to achieve, and also the purpose of a search engine.

Kurt

I have to agree with the challeges facing the search engines around the focus on advertising driving the business model.

This is actaully leading to a degradation in quality with the searches. These advertising models have created a environment where the first couple of pages on google are now becoming worthless. It is full of pages who are simply filled with more ads for other products other than what you are actually searching for. A number of times I have asked to search only Australian sites yet end up on a web site that is simply a landing page filled with Adwords based ads for variuos sites in the US. A large percentage of which have no corelation to my search criteria. This is the exact opposite of what I was attempting to achieve, and also the purpose of a search engine.

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