internetheaven - 10:08 pm on Mar 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
That was the main reason that Matt Cutts first started posting in webmaster forums.
And now he doesn't. He became the puppet talking from the ivory tower telling us scare stories and magic tales about the secret sauce with the ... well you get the idea with that ...
Creating massive paranoia in the publisher community pollutes the web with publishers trying to diversify every which way
Ah, yes! That's what I meant. Thanks. By spouting scare stories about penalties and these frequent updates, Google keeps the spam and SEO adjustments coming so that they can say we only have ourselves to blame. The difference between Panda and previous updates is that big companies without a big Google spend are the ones being hit. Google used to hit big companies with penalties, even the ones with big adwords accounts.
The reason I'm so suspicious is because Google've stopped this. They're no longer attracting the attention and wrath of large companies with lawyers. The only time I don't want to annoy lawyers is when I'm actually hiding something they might find. ;)
there is a rather incestuous relationship
Bit strong for my taste, but I agree with the point.
Organic: "We will penalise sites that have too much ad space above the fold."
Adsense: "Why don't you try more and bigger ads?"