MrSavage - 1:08 am on Oct 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
@AlyssaS, with respect lets think about this. Google got where they are from what? Yes, finding good websites that people liked. If people like a restaurants food, the restaurant gets popular. Google got popular because of the websites they featured, not because of anything else. Last couple years? They were built upon the websites which we created.
The point is, if those sites were crappy, guess what? I really don't think Google would have gained popularity. What. You telling me the search results of today, for a start up search engine would gain them the same market share?
The results they found were the websites. These websites that you speak of were what made Google great.
So really call a spade a spade. It's their business model that is flawed. It's their direction and flip flop on what is a quality result that is the issue. It's not the manipulation of white hat or black hats do. We all made up the top results and the consumers didn't mind did they? If they did Google would not have gained the market share.
So Google are now changing the secret sauce, rewriting the menu, changing the recipies and the ingredients. So that tells me the public when eating the food will soon enough realize that the food is different. It's not the food they came to love and enjoy. It's not better. Afterall, how can you beat 90% market share?
So I say no way. Everyone deserved what they got and frankly still do. Either that or you can convince me why those top ranking sites that made up Google SERPS for YEARS are gone and that is somehow sensible. It's not. McDonalds doesn't change the secret sauce. Kentucky didn't rewrite their recipe. Coke didn't change their recipe. Ooops, scratch that. They did. Let that be the lesson. Difference is was Coke desperate at that point? Or was Coke at 90% market share when they changed up the game?
Our sites are just as good now as they were then. They deserve what they had in most instances. I have no reservation saying it. People are supposed to expect corporate stupidity? I suppose that's what some are suggesting here. And in that sense, I agree.