Lame_Wolf - 9:55 pm on Feb 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
People talk about JCP cheating, breaking the rules, etc... Cheating who? Breaking who's rules? It was a smart business decision in my opinion. Their stockholders should be happy. Who cares if they arent found for "Sheets" or "Skinny Jeans"? As long as they do good for JC Penney... or sheets @ JCpenney, right?
Sure... Im not happy my own sites got bumped down also, since I do play by the rules Google has scared me into playing, but that was my choice. Google has ME scared of the risk. (FUD)
Sorry, but I disagree. If you want to be in Google's house, you play by Google's rules.
I don't know if you have children, but for the point I am trying to make, lets say that you do.
Do you let your children run amok ? Or do you give them a set of "do's and dont's"
I give my kids rules. If they disobey them, they get punished. If they don't like it... there's the door.
The kids could say "but next door allow their kids to do xyz" But that is next door, not here.
In the world of the search engines, you play by their rules. They are completely fair and nothing that I can see would cause any honest person to be scared.
And if you don't like it, then find a search engine that doesn't mind.
IMO, Google did the right thing.