• http://www.ppcbullet.com Ewan Heming

    Fair enough, Google’s got a right to protect their property from services like Scroogle. I’m not sure that the primary reason for blocking sites is due to server load, but they need to protect their copyrights on technology that’s cost them so much to develop. I know Scroogle isn’t commercial, but it’s easy to see how someone else could scrape their content and replace the ads with their own; thus benefiting from the revenue without the huge costs.

    Maybe Scroogle could put their money where their mouth is and get some funding/donations to run an ad free search service based on results from a legitimate source, like Yahoo BOSS etc.

  • Michael Suarez