• Mick posted an update 8 months ago

    Yesterday, on black Friday I tried finding some eye strain glasses on google. but by the looks of it Google and amazon are fixing the internet together. I searched all night but I couldn’t find any Uk sites to buy eye strain glasses from on google apart from Amazon(I refuse to buy from Amazon). All of the search results that I tried were either filled with amazon listings (one of my searches came up with 5 listings all in a row) or amazon affiliate sites. it is ridiculous. Even specsavers didn’t even appear which is meant to be the biggest glasses shop in the uk. Google has really killed off small businesses. It is all part of googles plan to force small businesses to pay a premium via their adwords ads just to be seen on the internet and it seems to be working because there were plenty of shop sites being listed in the ads which could not be found in the actual search results. Also I am pretty sure Amazon is paying google lots of money to manipulate it search results to make amazon rank for EVERYTHING multiple times. #SCUM!

    • I agree, Google are always manipulating the search results especially around black Friday and major holidays. They must be real scumbags that work for that company. I heard that it is run like a cult and they have everything they need in the google campus food, entertainment rooms, gyms.. so they don’t have to leave or interact with any of us lesser beings. They live in the Google bubble and do not care about the rest of us, kind of pathetic really.

    • I can never find small shops anymore on google. Its a total sham and I cannot believe google can get away with destroying peoples livelihood like this. But as it says in the bible Matthew 7:24-27: “And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

    • Blackfriday/cybermonday for me sucked I couldn’t find any deals. There is a huge lack of choice of things nowadays thanks to amazon killing of competition. I would rather pay a little extra on a small shop website than pay less for something on amazon at least I know that I am helping someone survive and our economy in the long term.

    • Totally agree with this. Been trying to find some simple Masonite boards for painting on for Art.. should be very simple right? Wrong! Google have censored ALL shopping results so cannot find what im looking for at all.