Top 10 Google Myths Debunked

I came across this in one of the blogs today. Google Myths impact everyone - they are becoming urban legends.

So Ionut Alex. Chitu, a student from Romania, gave us replies to the top ten myths.

The one that is given the most attention is the conspiracy theory of Google and their use of your information (3 of the 10). The most interesting and self-revealing:

8. Google is the best search engine that will ever be built.

Google is far from a search engine that "understands exactly what you mean and gives you back exactly what you want". But its goal is to reach that state.

The tenth myth was about Google's control of the world, the answer was: Those who control information, control the world. Hopefully Google will be a benevolent dictator.

An entertaining read.

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.