Sunday, November 27, 2011

Google this

Try this: Google "Epson scanners" and see what comes up first.

Now if I type in "scanners", I don't mind Google taking money from HP to place theirs ahead of others. But when I specifically search for Epson, I don't want to see HP at the top of the list. In fact, Epson only comes 4th. True, Google identifies the first 3 entries as ads, but still...

It doesn't feel right to me. What do you think?


BarryO said...

You only think you want an Epson but HP know what you really want - don`t resist the marketing.

In a round about way, Epson might be hard up for cash if they cant afford to out bid HP for that top spot. Sell Sell.

Private Beach said...

There are 2 reasons why I'm interested in the latest Epsons - they combine a film scanner and a flatbed scanner in one machine, and they have software that can automatically restore faded photos as it scans them. If HP (or Canon) can match that, I'll look at what they have to offer.