posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 02:19 PM
While I agree about the Street View, Google Earth is a decent tool. I find Bing's a little bit better, more details, etc. I'm sure Google will
catch up eventually.
As for the AdWords, and AdSense...these are two programs that are great for web developer's, or webmaster's to use. ATS uses Google AdWords to rake
in extra cash. It's just sad that all of the links appear on the site are scam's. ATS's goals are obvious, whenever somebody types in something
related to a specific conspiracy, links to ATS pop-up first, and rank high in the search results. This in turn will lead to page views generated from
a slew of different keywords, thus leading to high-profile advertisers who will pay good money to ATS for a spot, whether it be in the background, at
the top banner, etc. Not that I care either way, it's just the site is more of a business than a place to discuss anymore, and it all stems from
Google's monopoly on search engine tech.
Speaking of scam's, another problem is these "Google Money Tree" "Google Cash Box" and other scam's that are showing up, posing as Google.
These are becoming a huge problem in the flailing economy, and have been suckering in desperate, out-of-work citizens. You have probably seen the ads
for these places, where people hold up the $7500 check from Google and say "I MAKE $7500 A MONTH WOOOO." These scams are all linked to this really
strange Utah, Mormon cult...it would be worth it's own thread.