Google “Friends Near the Pier” if you must. Image © Jain Lemos.

That Google has taken over everything is not news. That I am finally succumbing to their dominance might be. I’ve tried to bypass their global snare for years (they still won’t be my search engine of choice) but now I am going to jump in and live the Google life.

I'm sure this pier is on a Google map but I didn't find it that way.

I’m sure this pier is on a Google map but I didn’t find it that way. Image © Jain Lemos.

Why? Because they own SEO and I want to play. Most of my online meetings have shifted from Skype to Hangout. I’m on Android which is ultimately Google. My Google Plus account has about three followers so off I go to search for you to add you to my circles (or is it squares?).

Today I found out I need to set up Google Authorship to link my content. Don’t you know Google AuthorRank is key for inbound marketing and SEO?  On it goes… they know everything I’m doing anyway. HELLO GOOGLE PEOPLE!

So if I want my work to be found, I guess hanging out at Friends isn’t going to work anymore. This might be my last weekend of solitude.

This might be the last place Google finds, but with the best local food it won't be long.

This might be the last place Google finds, but with the best local food it won’t be long. Image © Jain Lemos.

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