Dave_Hybrid - 4:05 pm on Sep 16, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Dave_Hybrid at 4:14 pm (utc) on Sep 16, 2011]
I've thought about this and here is my wild thorey.
Google wants the traffic going to organic results for itself.
Rather than just take it, in an obvious manner and cause huge direct uproar.
They create Panda, the good or bad site label maker.
They then take the traffic, push it onto ads and other G properties.
And rather than everyone saying what really happened.
Everyone posts about how they must be doing something wrong and how can i fix my site etc.
Google does the dirty, and webmasters feel the guilt, pretty smart PR...
Because all i can see is popular sites being hit, the crap is still there, simply because their traffic is low, why take that from them.
Oh then there is causing a stir on twitter or some SEO blog, seems a fast track way outta Panda world. Gotta keep the biggest voices quiet.
[edited by: Dave_Hybrid at 4:14 pm (utc) on Sep 16, 2011]