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Google's openness

Google shares stats about all websites, but not their own
Added by over 2 years ago  »  Votes: 1/1


These tools from Google are great and highly useful, and we think it’s wonderful that Google has made them freely available. However, it is a bit odd that Google so consistently refuses to put its own sites on the same playing field as the rest of the web.

Google actively promotes openness. It encourages us to share our information, be as public as we can, and Google will help make that information accessible. So why is Google so willing to let us probe into the stats of other websites and services out there on the Internet, yet will not do the same for its own services? And in its own tools, at that.

It’s their choice, of course, but it seems to be very contrary to Google’s focus on openness.