scottsonline - 4:50 pm on Nov 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
@Indy weekends are slow for us. Per stats it's so far on par with this day last year. Considering the economy I'm fine with that. I won't know until Monday.
@max I agree. If we listed in the phone book we would pay a fee. Google is free. If if if we knew they acted on reports I think they'd get more action. Most view it as a waste of time. What I'd like to see google do is this:
1. They get a bunch of spam reports on a trusted site
2. They look at them and see they are a violation
3. They remove any benefit of the spam
4. They contact the admin via WMT and say "do this again you will get a -50"
5. Actually follow through
Sounds daunting but guess what? Warn 10k sites and 5 million will hear of it within a few days. Penalize some big sites like they once did BMW in Europe and people will be more in line. I'm not talking 180 days in the sandbox, smack them for a few days but tell them.
One of the problems I have with google is guilty until proven innocent but there's no court case. We don't even know if we've been penalized most of the time. Why the mystery? It's no different than having kids, if they don't know what they did wrong how can they avoid doing it again?