Google: Not American’s Most Admired Company (But Almost)

FORTUNE magazine released its America’s Most Admired Companies of 2008 list, and guess what? Google was not rated number one. Hard to believe? Well, they did make number four. Apple took the top position, which doesn’t surprise me since everyone I know is buying Macs, even oureditor-in-chief, Danny.

Google ranked at number four while Microsoft ranked at sixteen. Yahoo did not make the list.

Here are the top 20:

  1. Apple
  2. Berkshire Hathaway
  3. General Electric
  4. Google
  5. Toyota Motor
  6. Starbucks
  7. FedEx
  8. Procter & Gamble
  9. Johnson & Johnson
  10. Goldman Sachs Group
  11. Target
  12. Southwest Airlines
  13. American Express
  14. BMW
  15. Costco Wholesale
  16. Microsoft
  17. United Parcel Service
  18. Cisco Systems
  19. 3M
  20. Nordstrom

Hat tip to Gary Price for spotting this ranking.

Related Topics: Channel: Strategy | Google: Critics | Google: Marketing | Stats: Popularity


About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

Connect with the author via: Email | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn


Get all the top search stories emailed daily!  


Other ways to share:

Read before commenting! We welcome constructive comments and allow any that meet our common sense criteria. This means being respectful and polite to others. It means providing helpful information that contributes to a story or discussion. It means leaving links only that substantially add further to a discussion. Comments using foul language, being disrespectful to others or otherwise violating what we believe are common sense standards of discussion will be deleted. Comments may also be removed if they are posted from anonymous accounts. You can read more about our comments policy here.

Comments are closed.

Get Our News, Everywhere!

Daily Email:

Follow Search Engine Land on Twitter @sengineland Like Search Engine Land on Facebook Follow Search Engine Land on Google+ Get the Search Engine Land Feed Connect with Search Engine Land on LinkedIn Check out our Tumblr! See us on Pinterest


Click to watch SMX conference video

Join us at one of our SMX or MarTech events:

United States


Australia & China

Learn more about: SMX | MarTech

Free Daily Search News Recap!

SearchCap is a once-per-day newsletter update - sign up below and get the news delivered to you!



Search Engine Land Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors

Get Your Copy
Read The Full SEO Guide