Can We Still Trust Google?

If there is one thing people are focussing on with Google in the past few years it is not their social efforts with Google+, it is not their improved search results with all the Panda Updates or the entry of Universal Search. What is it people are focussing on? It is whether or not Google still can hold on to the motto “Do No Evil”.

This motto has haunted Google more than it has benefitted them so it seems. Maybe there are days that Brin and Page wish they had never thought of that motto in the first place, because with every mistake they make when it comes to privacy or Google’s dominance people point at that specific motto.

The question off course is: is it true? Is Google still “no evil” or have they ‘gone to the darkside’? Can we still trust Google? That is a question which is tried to be answered in this infographic. What do you think?

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Bas van den Beld

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Bas van den Beld is an award winning Digital Marketing consultant, trainer and speaker. He is the founder of State of Digital and helps companies develop solid marketing strategies.

9 thoughts on “Can We Still Trust Google?

  1. Most sensible people stopped trusting Google in 2004. When a company goes public and is legally obliged to maximise shareholder value, any and all morality goes straight out the window. Publicly traded corporations are effectively functional sociopaths.

  2. Great article, I love the infographics you’ve done!
    I’m really hoping people will start getting aware of what Google is doing. I feel many don’t realize it or just lazily don’t want to change their pattern (use another search engine…).

  3. No never …….. dont trust google. Your site can be in the bottom of  the earth from the sky with any update of Goooooooooooogle

  4. Google created the motto because they knew from the beginning the level of sensitive information received by it’s computers. Even though people don’t like the idea of being tracked it  just becomes necessary for computer communication.You can only limit the information shared on the user end but your address is always a tracking point. I think the motto would help keep a company inline and on check rather than Google exploiting the information received.

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