walkman - 4:38 pm on Sep 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
About quality and not quantity. You've heard of Klout.com right? Google has to have something similar internally. You know the Author thing G released and how they surface reliable content for that? Yep - klout'like internal ratings.
Why didn't they renew Twitter deal then Brett? Getting the data right out of Twitter sure helps them do that better, no? They are already frozen out of Facebook.
Unless they care way more about G+ and are willing to let rank suffer as a result.
But if it is 100% true, I would expect silence - not flat-out denial.
"Q. Mr Page, do you rig results to make more money?
A. No comment."
Yeah, that's the answer people want to hear :)
But anyway, it's a trust thing. Some trust them, I don't trust them now because of what they have been doing lately. They don't trust me or you either btw when it comes to our sites.
While they were growing organically I actually didn't think they'd go to this extreme.