walkman - 6:26 pm on May 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Tim, my point was that these dirty tricks are more common than we know. That's why I don't buy the fact that SERPS aren't influnced by Google's broad $$$ goals. IMO, it's not a clear 'let's punish this site' but more in the forms winks and nods and hints like "Man, those xtype sites are all over SERPS" and there they to page 4 the next update. if people still want them, let them click on the adwords next to the SERPS :)
Google has more to lose in this debate; what I post on FB is almost open by default. But Google has my history of searches from programing to a term I heard on CSI Miami, email, blog, apps, docs etc etc. And Google can ruin my livelihood as it tries to get more and more of my money (by keeping users in Google.com instead of being a search engine)
But Google wouldn't do this...yeah Ok, but FB would hire a PR company and leave such a paper trail.