Whitey - 11:27 pm on Mar 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
True , but when you read something like [googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com.au...] how is the average webmaster to know what that means?
Each line item has a specific set of questions associated with it. Then there's the interpretation on the words.
It's OK on the one hand to speak about pushing limits which webmasters should recognise, but on the other hand it's not easy to rely on interpretations from Google, let alone webmasters who push interpretation beyond myth. Google could do a lot more to assist here and tighten up it's guidelines to something more specific.
I recall many years back it took them 2 years to write a set of guidelines that answered the more common duplicate content issues. Should we be thankful and accept our fate, or asking for clearer communication on specifics?
Or is it that Amit Singhal has such a complex set of algorithmn arrays that not even he is able to give specifics anymore?
Therefore, IMO, not everything in writing can be relied on, and there's more edges than substance in some of Google's shifts. Not sure how this will play out in the upcoming optimization shift.