Originally Posted by PhilBoogie
For a stupid person you sure post something stupid.
Maybe this page gives some insight, but I don't have any knowledge on Google and you seem to have a way better understanding of their business :
I'll ignore the silly name-calling. Your link asks a lot of questions, but there's no answers there. Is Google selling BBVA raw search data? Is Google even giving BBVA search data at all? Is Google simply reporting to BBVA a rise or fall in certain keywords from various regions with no search data at all being given to them? Is BBVA just using this Google service combined with their own data, or is it something more than that?
The article almost sounds like something Microsoft might have come up with. As an aside BBVA announced five days prior to that they were dumping Microsoft office products in favor of Google's office suite. Probably no connection tho.
With a company of the size and scope of Google wouldn't there be numerous sources offering proof of the claim that Google sells data, anonymized or not? There's been several members here who mention their association with advertising interests. Surely they would be aware of it. Yet nothing from them either. Google may sell data as I've said more than once. Neither you nor Eric nor anyone else has actually come up with details yet.
If it's such common knowledge that, in your opinion, it's "stupid" to question whether it's true wouldn't it be easier to find proof? Does the fact it's not easy say anything to you at all? Perhaps not if it's a claim you want to believe and intend to despite no clear evidence supporting it.
Edited by Gatorguy - 3/10/13 at 7:49am