Did Google deliberately try to lower the ranking of Proton Mail, a small rival to Google's own Gmail service? Almost certainly not. Even Proton doesn't seem to believe it. But the Phone Number List case shows how Google's problems with communication between publishers, businesses and webmasters can hurt it as it faces challenges on antitrust grounds. What happened with Proton Proton Technologies is a Swiss-based company that offers a secure and encrypted email service called Proton ail. This could be an attractive alternative for those concerned that a service like Phone Number List Gmail isn't private enough, whether as a result of government requests or Google's own advertising uses. Last November,
Proton noticed a drop in daily signups to Proton ail. Wondering why, the company started looking at its rankings on Google and determined there was a problem. In particular, Without such an option, Proton ended up using Google's spam reporting tool Phone Number List earlier this year. There was no indication that Proton had spammed Google. But it seems Proton hoped that by using the form, he could trigger a review by Google which, in turn, would find out what the real problem was. This did not solve the problem. Finally, Proton ail tweeted for help in August to Google and former Google web spam manager Matt Catts, who is on leave from the company and hasn't been Phone Number List involved with it for more than two years. .
Also, a new web spam officer was appointed a very long time ago. Still, reaching out to a semi-old Googler seems to have done the trick. In about a week, the Phone Number List problem was resolved. What exactly happened has never been explained. Enter antitrust concerns This all got attention last week that it hadn't really received before because Proton published a blog post about it, which raised the specter that it might be related to issues of competition. This incident, however, highlights a previously unrecognized danger that we now call Search Risk. The danger is that any service like Phone Number List Proton ail can be easily taken down by research companies or the governments that control those research companies.