[qi:011] If anyone had doubts about Google having too much control on search in general, and web at large, just give Bob Rosenschein, CEO of Answers.com a call. In a press release this morning, Answers.com said:
Answers Corporation (ANSW) announced today that, due to a search engine algorithmic adjustment by Google, Answers.com has seen a drop in search engine traffic starting last week. As a result, overall traffic is currently down approximately 28% from levels immediately prior to the change.
Rosenschein says he expects nearly 70% of total traffic to Answers.com to come directly to their sites. Regardless, this should serve as a warning to all those (including myself) who depend on Google for large percentage of their traffic.
Related Posts: Google vs Jimmy Wales & Open Source Search