Web site sues Google over drop in rank

When I first heard about this Website’s complain with regard to losing traffic from Google, I felt like this was just another frivolous lawsuit. But the more I read, the more I think I can relate to the frustration that they must be feeling right now. Take a look for yourselves…

Google has mysteriously downgraded the search ranking of a Web site geared to help parents care for young children, causing a “cataclysmic fall” in advertising revenue and the number of monthly page views, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Friday.

The civil suit by KinderStart.com of Norwalk seeks financial damages and more information about Google’s secret method for ranking sites. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose, seeks class-action status for other sites that have seen their rankings drop without warning or explanation from the Mountain View search giant.

A Google spokesman told the Associated Press that the company hadn’t seen the suit and had no immediate comment. Source: Silicon Valley

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