Sgt_Kickaxe - 6:19 am on Nov 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
One word comes to mind - Irresponsible
- Who is Google to say how you can and cannot monetize your site under threat of banishment?
- Who is Google to get away with borrowing EVERYONE'S content and then doing EXACTLY what they preach not to do? (ads above results, barely distinguishable from content, etc)
- Who is Matt Cutts to be throwing gasoline on an already sore subject, or fear mongering in general?
Bottom line - Google is NOT the content, they are the ranking tool, and they'd best remember that - SOON.
Also - spam sites do what works and often copy quality sites in the process. When Googlebot confuses something that looks like spam but isn't and makes the quality site pay is that not theft? Google's the equivalent of a tollbooth operator and he/she's been cranky long enough. I think it's time for regulation.