Anyone who owns or operates a website knows by now that Google's latest change to its ranking methodology has caused chaos on the web. I had not heard about it until I received a request from 'Guide to Online Schools, who informed me that Google was punishing them for 'an unnatural link' and that that link was on my website. They advised me that it was important to remove the link as the future well being of their website and the entire company was at stake.
I removed the link for the benefit of that organization, but the sheer injustice of Google's actions has totally disgusted me. As I have investigated this issue more and more, the more disgusted I have become. Businesses are being bankrupted by Google in what amounts to manipulation for the sake of 'big business dollars'. Not to mention the sheer hypocrisy involved in punishing companies for apparently doing just what Google does, provide advertising, except that Google appears to want to punish people for freely advertising sites when Google is much better at it - FOR MONEY.
I became so disgusted that I decided to physically remove all Google advertising from my site and penned an article about it at kingscalendar.com. After reading what I wrote, my webmaster informed me that I did not have to physically removed each and every advertisement manually but that he could remove it all with a few keystrokes and has since done so - FOR FREE. Like so many websites, mine makes chicken feed from hosting Google ads but all that chicken feed from millions of websites adds up to a heck of a lot for Google.
As I wrote in Giving the Finger to Comrade GOOGLE's brand of Communism:
- "Nobody dislikes manipulation and totalitarian control more than Comrade Google - as evidenced by their move [from Mainland China] to Hong Kong, but as suggested in (article quote) above, Comrade Google does not want to give up its totalitarian power over the masses".
I have come to the decision that the only thing I can do is take a page out of Comrade Google's 'Little Red Book' and say: 'Screw You!'. If all the 'little people' in the world pulled their Google advertisements, the aggregate total loss to Google might - just might - make Google sit up; drop their monopolistic and totalitarian behavior, and design a ranking system devoid of the equivalent of sending people into solitary confinement to live on bread and water.
Posted by R.P. BenDedek
Giving the Finger to Comrade GOOGLE's brand of Communism
by R.P. BenDedek
August 26, 2013
12:15 AM Beijing Time
I have come to the decision that the only thing I can do is take a page out of Comrade Google's 'Little Red Book' and say: 'Screw You!' Comrade Google didn't like the way the Communist Government of China kept changing the rules. Comrade Google would not submit to a 'totalitarian authority'. Comrade Google decided to pull up stakes and leave. Is there a lesson to be learned in that?
2013 Social Commentary Articles
Terrorism the Media doesn't want to report on
by R.P. BenDedek et al.
August 13, 2006
Every time Israel takes action against Hamas in Gaza and starts blowing up tunnels, the 'western activists' start gushing tears from their eyes and blood from their hearts. The purpose here today is simply to provide information to counter the irrationality of 'agenda driven' activists who seek to control the emotions and minds of the silent and somewhat mindless majority. I am still 8 years old, hospitalized in critical condition. Screaming from pain. Bandaged from head to toe. And my head is not the same. No longer full of golden long hair. The head is burnt. The face, back, the legs and arms, burnt. I am surrounded by family members, but my mother is not with me.
Learning to Hate The U.S.A.
by R.P. BenDedek
August 11, 2013
American Education is actively turning young Americans into terrorists. The speaker is Brigitte Gabriel (pseudonym), a Lebanese American journalist, author, and activist. Within the video she produces documents which purport that despite so called separation of State and Church, Islam is being introduced to school children at school, and via injection of big dollars into universities all over the USA, Students are being taught to hate the USA.
Political Islam is full of hypocrisy and lies
by R.P. BenDedek
August 11, 2013
Politicians care only for themselves and nothing for the truth unless it suits their purposes. What they do call truth is usually nothing but lies! The general population - never seem to notice when radicals of all nationalities, religions and persuasions turn to 'ad hominems' rather than to logical debate when someone disagrees with them. The honest man will argue his point honestly. The perverted man ignores the argument and attacks the man (ad hominem) as though truth is not found in discovering and weighing the evidence and facts but in the character and 'Politically Correct Nature' of the person speaking them.
R.P.BenDedek (pseudonym) is the Author of 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' (http://www.kingscalendar.com ), and is a guest columnist and stand-in Editor at Magic City Morning Star News. He is also the Editor of the 'Writers Journal' at Kingscalendar.com. An Australian, he has been teaching Conversational English in China since 2003.
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"The King's Calendar" is a chronological study of the historical books of the Bible (Kings and Chronicles), Josephus, Seder Olam Rabbah, and the (Essene) Damascus Document of The Dead Sea Scrolls