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Much ado over IDX indexing

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My entire business seems to be centered around Google these days. I think it is a stretch to label Google a "scraper" of content (see story), as the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors has done. I see it as a search engine that indexes Web content so that people who are searching the Internet for information can find the information. I remember when Google started. There were other search engines at the time, but in general we relied heavily on bookmarks, marketing and newsletters to learn about Web sites. In my very early days on the Internet, AOL issued a report every week of new Web sites. It was a short report, but I read it each week and visited the new sites. When Google arrived on the scene everything changed. They got better and better at indexing information, which is their goal. Google helped make the Internet useful for finding information. Simple search strings, like "jobs in New York" or "pet shops in Minneapolis" bring...