Local Search Expert
- Jul 22, 2013
"Google may have to provide more details when they remove a site from search results for violating its guidelines." - Bill Slawski
Google?s 1st Amendment defense to search censorship fails in court | Ars TechnicaEssentially, E-ventures is claiming that because its business focuses on getting websites higher rankings in Google's unpaid search listings, Google removed it and its affiliates so that companies will instead pay Google for higher rankings.
While publishers are entitled to discretion for editorial judgment decisions, plaintiff has alleged that Google?s reason for banning its websites was not based upon ?editorial judgments? but instead based upon anti-competitive motives.
Plaintiff has adequately alleged that it did not violate any of Google?s policies and that the representations made by Google that E-ventures? pages violate Google?s policies are false.