caribguy - 10:19 pm on Feb 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
With all respect, this is a fallacious argument:
Google's seemingly rash and irresponsible way of manipulating the search results
The algo update was neither rash or irresponsible. Google does not have to 'warn' webmasters in advance, yet it actually did provide a heads-up (as early as Dec/Jan) that they were going to look at links differently and give more emphasis to quality (among other things). Nothing G does can be considered 'rash' - it is carefully planned and tested - sometimes for months - before being implemented (and even then the roll-outs are incremental and adjusted while their effects are monitored).
G does not manipulate search results, it creates them according to its algorithm and extensive testing. Manipulation would indicate manual adjustments - which is not what this topic is about.
Google does not owe us anything.