Google Has Gone ‘Dark’

And they’re angry, because the data that has been switched off is the “organic” search data, not the paid search data generated when people click on search ads. In other words, the only data Google is now providing about exactly what words generate incoming traffic is for people who pay to advertise on Google.

via Google Has Gone ‘Dark’: The Search Giant Just Ended A Bunch Of Free Data And People Are Freaking Out – Yahoo Finance.

I’m surprised more is not being made about this.. this is a major shift in what Google is doing and it is truly and obviously a business decision to force people into supporting their falling off ad business and not a security issue like they are claiming.

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