• http://www.stanleyoppenheimer.com searchengineman

    Here is a rule from the Marketing Handbook 101. * If all your leads are coming from one source “Google”. *You’re not running a business, you’re running a car without brakes.*  And Guess who’ll decides to pull the plug on your brakes… Now look at your online business…hmmmmmm 

  • http://twitter.com/CynthiaJParker Cynthia J. Parker

    It means providing helpful information that contributes to a story or discussion. http://FoxGetPositionWork.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/Neuromancer Maurice Walshe

    Hypocritical to allow advertising for gun related terms though and realy Google  pissing off the AMA (and losing) and now the NRA Google does like to live dangerously. 

  • http://twitter.com/TheNathanBailey Nathaniel Bailey

    I know I live in the UK and we are not allowed guns like you are in the US, but this is still damn silly IMO. Are google even going to ban replica gun searches, bb guns, air pistols, air riffles and so on just because “there company culture and values” are against such products?

    I thought google was the search engine for the people, built and worked on to give the best results for the end use, not for the company (google)?!

    I love my guns and knifes (I have a small collection of knifes, swards and guns etc) so what happened to google making its results the best they can for my needs? Looks like googles loss of market search to bing is about to get a lot bigger!

    It would be interesting to know just how many people search for gun related terms because I would imagine that this bold banning spree will see a lot of people moving over to bing, especially in the US?

  • http://twitter.com/TheNathanBailey Nathaniel Bailey

    I just noticed that these searches are still working in the UK so I guess google aint rolled this out across all data centres yet? (Couldn’t edit my other comment, it removed most of the text for some reason, so could that be looked into please? I’m using the latest firefox if that helps)

  • hoboturkey

    Instead of the page displaying items not found, those fools should say search not allowed. How many people run around for hours because ‘geeks’are too smart to be practical. Geeks have no life experience at all , and I bet they are paid so well, they never will.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PQQUYIU45KJC6NERDPF5GXTFZA EmptySporran

    Good values, Google.  As a Federal Officer, I cannot use your search engine to shop for equipment (not yet Department-purchased) that may save my life, and may help me save yours, BUT I can search for “barely legal” porn, giant dongs, whatever.  Yea, good respect for values.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=753671538 Joe Moore

    You people are stupid. Who the hell Googles gun stuff in Google Shopping? Just google all the gun stuff you want in the regular google search & everything in the world gun & firearms related pops up. Why even bother going to the shopping part. Ebay & craigslist don’t do firearms either so whats the big deal? Damn you people are dumb.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HNIYT2D2WSGLEW77NZZ3O2FG4U Tech Support

    Joe its everthing wepon related… accessories and all! Google shopping use to be a great price comparison tool. Now I guess we ban google and move to BING.

  • RyanMJones

    I wonder if there’s any legal ramifications here since gun laws vary from state to state (and even city to city like in NY)  Could this just be a move to try and avoid future issues like the one with online pharmacies where they had to pay the Govt tons of money?

  • Okan Kortan

    :) it  is interesting 

  • http://www.caseymeraz.com/ Casey Meraz

    I just got a notification saying that airsoft guns will not be allowed anymore. This is very disappointing. 

  • http://twitter.com/Tiesdotcom Tiesdotcom

    Interesting we just did a search for pistols and are still getting 2 Beretta’s as options

  • http://twitter.com/Dailyemarketing Daily E-Marketing

    Alcohol has been removed from Google Shopping as well.


  • http://twitter.com/PaulaRRobinson1 Paula R. Robinson

    Geeks have no life experience at all , and I bet they are paid so well, they never will.

  • http://twitter.com/PaulaRRobinson1 Paula R. Robinson

    I just got a notification saying that airsoft guns will not be allowed anymore. http://FoxGetPositionWork.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/Neuromancer Maurice Walshe

    What next banning Gamesworkshop and other wargame mini’s it is NOT in any way shape or form any companys role to police what is or is not alowed for sale that is the role of the State.

  • http://twitter.com/Neuromancer Maurice Walshe

     Rule Zero for the USA is Dont pissoff the NRA :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/saivignesh06 Sai Vignesh

    I too found that the searches for guns and ammunition still working in UK searches?

  • http://twitter.com/AlesiaKrush Alesia Krush

    in some of the discussion about Google’s ban on weapons in Shopping Search is
    the fact that the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives citizens the
    right to “keep and bear arms,” and that this new policy appears to be an attack
    on a basic right.”

    Does it mean that, if I decide NOT to sell guns in my grocery store, I will be
    attacking a basic right as well?

  • https://www.Zutronic.com/ Zutronic

    With frivolous lawsuits being a dime-a-dozen and many of them winning, can you really blame Google for this?  When you’re as big as Google things become very challenging and more complicated as more details and consequences must be dealt with, hopefully in advance!  

    Is Google perfect?  Let’s rephrase the question.  What would YOU do if you were Google? 

  • http://twitter.com/nagmanisolanki Nagmani Solanki

    “pistol grip shotgun” this keyword is also showing results in India.

  • http://www.rimmkaufman.com/ George Michie

    The Second Amendment argument is absurd.  The Bill of Rights (and 14th Amendment) provide limitations on the power of government, not limits on the rights of individuals and businesses.  Google isn’t the government; it can choose what industries can advertise on its site just as any other business/publisher can.

    The organic listings are still there.  They’re not censoring the internet (though they could do that, too, if they chose), they’re just deciding whose money they do and don’t want to take.  You can disagree with their value choices, but I think it’s hard to argue they don’t have a right to make those choices.

  • brasstacs

    Google’s ridicules decision to block all gun related search’s is just more proof of the dummying down of America with their absurd  political correctness.Google would turn it’s back on an American right,and at the same time allow searches for every type of “smut” known. Google’s twisted priorities, and hypocrisy is a disgrace,and I for one will be using other search engines.

  • Sam Lake

    Google was not always the top search engine and it will not always be the top search engine. I have many friends on Facebook that will switch to Bing over something like this. I already have switched.

  • Billteud

    lol.  The same idiot Libertarian types who are complaining about Google’s choice to not sell guns also argue that it should be legal for corporations to discriminate against black people.  “Let the free market decide! … unless I disagree with it”

  • Billteud

    Hey, what do you have against giant dongs?  I resent that.

  • Billteud

    No one cares what the NRA thinks.