I was on Twitter this morning and saw an interesting tweet from @google about their Google Ventures program. Google Ventures is basically an investing firm set up by Google they invest in your website and they take some of your profits. According to WIKI Google Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of Google Inc. that makes financially driven investments in technology companies. Google Ventures seeks to invest in start-up companies in a variety of fields ranging from Internet, software, and hardware to clean-tech, bio-tech, and health care.
I then went over to their website and started investigating I was shocked to see right on their website
"We provide unparalleled (and real) access to Google’s massive network of employees and alumni."
“The top way that Google Ventures has helped us is on the marketing side. They’ve given us an enormous amount of expertise and help with online marketing that has directly led to increased traffic to our site.”
How Do we help
Then I started checking out the rankings of the companies Google funds and almost everyone of them I checked are #1 or #2 for their keywords. That could be because these companies have unparalleled (and real) access to Google’s massive network of employees and alumni. Which is something we don't have I honestly don't see how Google can get away with this.
These brands they invest in get to attend " private
SEO Summit June 20, 2012 at Startup Lab Portfolio companies only" held by Google engineers. http://startuplab.googleventures.com/
They also have the ability "to ask questions face-to-face, you can join the Hangout (up to 9 of you)." http://startuplab.googleventures.com/improved-workshop-broadcasts-2012-05-06
I am sure my website would be doing a whole lot better if I could attend these private seo meetings held by Google and ask face to face questions what do you guys think? Personally I think it's a conflict of interest lets say your a Google Investor and a company you have spent 10 million dollars on comes to you and says I can't pay you this month because my website just went to page 5 due to this Panda update. How long do you think that site would stay on page 5?