Google: We’re Not So Big

Google has embarked on a public-relations offensive claiming it’s not so big as regulators are intensely scrutinizing its every move.

“Some analysts say that government opposition, here or in Europe, could pose the biggest threat to Google’s continued success,” noted New York Times’ Miguel Helft.

Experts are also saying the steady stream of headlines about antitrust investigations could taint Google’s image with consumers, who view the search engine company in a positive light.

To be sure, Google’s “Senior Competition Counsel” Dana Wagner faces a daunting task, considering:

  • Google handles roughly two-thirds of all Internet searches.
  • It owns the largest online video site, YouTube, which is more than 10 times more popular than its nearest competitor.
  • In 2008, Google sold nearly $22 billion in advertising, more than any media company in the world.

But Wagner insists: “Competition is a click away.”

It’s true. Google is a search engine giant. But we need to remember, just a few years ago, Yahoo was on top of the world. And now Yahoo could lose its number two spot to Microsoft’s increasingly popular Bing.

Google’s got a grip on the market – for now. Fortunately, they still have worthy competitors gnawing away at their heels, looking for a bigger piece of the pie. It’ll keep them innovative and honest.

Read full story: Google Makes a Case That It Isn’t So Big.

3 responses to “Google: We’re Not So Big”

  1. Sachin Gupta says:

    Hey Google is far too big and way too popular to worry about any competition.It is a giant and will remain one.Over the years google has created a very special place in our life,its like the help we could always ask for,anything you want to know on this earth is just a click away with far too better results than any nearing competitors.

  2. Tim Hill says:

    I agree! Google rocks and has established itself as a household necessity. If I has a business website, I’d want to rank high on Google, first and foremost.

  3. Roshi says:

    It is great to know these many facts about of Google, and its success. It is very bad on the part of to the government of Europe government to do such a thing.Yes it is very true that, yahoo is loosing its popularity to Bing.

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