By buying plenty of Google Ads and Adwords any scam operation can fill the first page of Google search results with whatever they like and even their own blog reviews. Since they are paying over $1,000 a month for those cherish first page views, you will only find the most favorable praise on page 1 of a google search result, until the paid spots dry up. This is an ideal but expensive way for someone with a bad reputation to conceal their history of complaints online. So is google helping scammers cheat people? Yes, but not by intent. Their sales reps are not vetting advertisers as they strive to meet sales goals.
Here is an experiment you can do yourself to see what we are talking about here... Using Google, search "Gi2c" and you will see not much stands out to raise any red flags. Now do the same search of "Gi2c" at DuckDuckGo.com. What a difference eh? Now add a second key word "Gi2c", "Scam" to both the Google and DuckDuckGo search. Based on the results we would think that we must be talking about two different companies!
Here's another example, using Google these links will not show up until page 8 of search results... but they are on page 2 of DuckDuckGo! How many people do you know read past page 2 of search results?
So unless you read all 10 pages of a Google search result, you may never get a clear, complete, nor accurate picture of things. Not so with DuckDuckGo.com.
We are now doing a similar analysis with other search engines Yahoo Vs. Google and MSN Vs. Google and also compared with DuckDuckGo.com and we will publish our results next week. But for now, we hope you realize that by using Google instead of DuckDuckGo.com, what you don't see may be far more important than what you do see online. Passive SEO censorship of scam artists make Google a powerful friend and unwitting ally to the cheaters of the world.
If you are looking to check out any company to see if they are legit, just search their company name at Reddit, scam.com, realscam.com, and scamorg.com. If you want to check out a company in China, visit http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral
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