The CNET Ban – Google Article

Just got a chance to read the article that prompted the one-year Google ban of CNET I thought the article was interesting, it certainly was thought provoking and isn’t that what journalists are supposed to do? Provoke thought and discussion? It bothers me that Google would react so strongly to a journalistic article.

I downloaded Google desktop a while ago and it lasted about one day on my computer. Perhaps I’m paranoid, but every time I entered a search in Google and saw – you have 35 documents on your computer, it freaked me out. I just could not get comfortable with it. I work on client sites for a variety of keywords, and of course, those keywords are in documents on my computer. I am tempted to try it again simply because the one built in to Windows stinks… but – combining it with search results… I just found it a little too freaky.

As Wired News states in this article – “Google is all for googling, as long as you don’t google a Google executive.”

About Sara Mannix

Sara Mannix is the CEO of Mannix Marketing, Inc., a Digital Marketing Agency headquartered in Glens Falls, NY. She founded Mannix Marketing in 1996 with a goal to get clients "found" on the web through organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The company now serves over 1500 clients worldwide and employs a team of nearly 30 specialists, still operating under the tagline "We Get You Found On The Web." This multifaceted company is an industry leader, specializing in organic SEO, Conversion Rate Optimization, SEO-friendly Website Design, Online Advertising, Social Media and more. Mannix Marketing also has one of the largest portfolios of tourism and city guides in Upstate New York. These guides, which include,,,, and, reach over 10 million visitors a year. Corresponding social media profiles for the region extend this reach to millions more on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.