Part 1 Video start 0:13 - Google doubles down on SMB deception to achieve political goals
Google recently sent out an email to its massive base of business clients asking them to Tell us what policy issues matter to you and your business. It directed businesses to a survey which told the real story of Google’s intent: Tell us which policy issues that are important to us are you willing to shill for us? Google has stooped to new lows and that is hard as they have already moved pretty far down.
Reference Article: Google Enlists SMBs As Woes Mount
Reference Article: Google’s New Business Profile: When Search Becomes a Political Tool
Part 2 Video start 10:07 - iOS 16 elevates search but still fails at local and internet search
Apple has elevated a long hidden search feature to the main screen of their iPhone, making it more visible and likely more used by most users. While the feature offers good on device searching it is sorely lacking for internet, entity and local search. Apple plays the long game but we keeping asking, when will Apple search grow up? Is their financial relationship with Google holding them back?
Part 3 Video start 21:43- A blooming of search alternatives; competitors or ankle biters?
From Andi to Apple there are suddenly new options for searching the internet. Competition with Google had long been moribund but over the past few years we have seen numerous entrants beyond just DDG from Neeva to Ahref's Yep. Do any of these have a chance? Why now?
Reference Article: Search: Apple and Andi