Pass_the_Dutchie - 10:58 am on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
I agree with you tedster but not quite to that extent. If your site gets hit by a ban this could potentially drive those of us who rely on SE traffic out of business. If they continue to clog up the SERPS with news, blogs, maps, tweets and videos (not very helpful for majority of our visitors) then it is somewhat relative. People will still search to find what they want whether it be on Google or in a telephone directory. As long as the playing ground is not torn up in Google’s own interest then it should remain relative.