MrSavage - 3:43 pm on Nov 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
Very interesting reading for sure.
Why is it nobody speaks about content farms anymore and most posting are feeling under attack? Panda and these major algo changes were for the content farmers. I haven't heard that term. Did Cutts use it lately?
Google doesn't mind a loss in terms of market share. Less government scrutiny, throw off Bing who is copying them, etc. More profit with less market share is the holy grail for Google.
Spam team can say whatever they want. They are to me seeming to be the ones left out of the loop. The ones fighting the good fight, but it's full of futility.
Lastly don't think this ad discussion from Google has nothing to do with Bing or a future Microsoft ad program. Scare the crap out of the millions of webmasters about too many ads, then why don't you try to launch a freaking new Adsense like program. Poisoning the waters? Right, that's too evil and nobody is smart enough to think that way.
Shifts in Google beliefs are indicated by actions. Just because one fragmented group is yelling for quality search results, it doesn't mean that the big boss is going to listen. That big boss hears the stock.
There isn't a memo on this stuff. It's at the top. The philosophy changed. Content farms? What a red herring. If not then do tell why we haven't had threads about it and that people complaining about Google affecting their living and organic traffic aren't using content farmer in their discussions. If this was so, the Pubcon or whatever would have had "content farmer" and such in their promo papers. It would be everywhere. Ask Cutts why Google is at war with us over organic traffic. Ask a smart question.