I have been always in support of following Google's Webmaster Guidelines. However, recently I found myself in doubt whether those guidelines should be followed blindly be SEO specialists, and to some extent webmasters.
Reasons of my doubt is Google's employees comments since the arrive of BigDaddy. And let me say it more clear, I feel that Google doesn't care much about the dropped innocent sites. It doesn't care much about lost pages. It doesn't care much about sites loosing ranking for no logical reasons.
And I see Google's employees don't tell what exactly happening anymore.
Under such situation, Clients are pressing SEO specialists to correct what Google destroyed and "bring much needed justice" back to Google's serps again. Self Justice, you might say.
I'm not blaming Google's employees for working to benefit and protect Google's financial interest. I'm not blaming them for not telling us the truth either. And I'm not blaming them for writing Webmaster Guidelines for protecting Google's interests primely.
I'm just asking, shouldn't SEO specialists do as Google's employees and serve their own business and clients interests?