Shaddows - 1:05 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
I for one am sick of playing 'Google Says' and will be doing what I want with my site and to hell with their webmaster guidelines... I will be adding content as and when I want and linking to/from who I want - it's my site and my call.
I reckon thats a very healthy attitude and should be a very positive SEO strategy!
I look at so many sites with good content that do not rank well simply because they are trying to manipulate their position, and are doing it badly.
For so, so many people, forgetting about Google is the best thing they could do. Incidentally, it is exactly the same thing Google would prefer, because then they could focus on returning quality content rather than applying countermeasures to de-skew the results.