---- Today's Webmaster & Their Relationship with Google
beren - 1:21 am on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)
I'm genuinely amazed when I still meet people who are reasonably intelligent, but don't understand that Google charges for advertising and is a for profit company. The look on their faces reminds me of what children look like when they learn there really isn't a tooth fairy.
Really? I usually find the opposite. People assume websites pay to get top rankings in the organic rankings. They are mildly surprised when I tell them that isn't so.
What's really distressing is that there are plenty of people right here at webmasterworld who essentially want a system whereby webmasters can pay their way to the top - by buying links. I find it surprising and depressing that people embrace the link economy and think it's perfectly OK to buy and sell links.