On November 15th, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results. While it’s great that a leading newspaper devoted space to search, SEO, and Google algorithms, the article unfortunately presented a range of misleading information.
In response, a number of our search and SEO colleagues responded with articles highlighting the issues with the Wall Street Journal’s reporting on Google search.
We’ve been following the reaction to this article and while we don’t have anything new to contribute, we thought it would be useful to provide a roundup of the response articles written by our search and SEO colleagues.
- Misquoted and misunderstood: Why many in the search community don’t believe the WSJ about Google search – by Barry Schwartz
- WSJ report about Google search manipulation gets a lot wrong – by Greg Sterling
- Wall Street Journal is Wrong & Why I Think The Google Story Should Be Retracted – by Barry Schwartz
- 34 Ways The Wall Street Journal Got Google Wrong – by Sam Ruchlewicz
- Twitter thread of SEO and search experts commenting on the Wall Street Journal article