backdraft7 - 8:58 pm on Apr 28, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: backdraft7 at 9:01 pm (utc) on Apr 28, 2012]
@Leosghost - again, you're overstating and missing what I am looking for in my lengthy post. It's about transparency from Google. I guess I can distill it down to this statement "If they won't give it, maybe they'll sell it".
The small business registration I suggested would only afford you a higher level of transparency by providing better feedback through the WMT suite. I'm not in any way suggesting all other sites get thrown out or that these business registered sites get any preferential listing whatsoever. Just the tools to keep the economy moving. Abuse or neglect those tools and you'll fail too.
That fee would just provide the feedback tools to know WTF is really going on between Google and our sites, because quite honestly, I've had it with all this pointless conjecture and speculation. That's where all this animosity towards Google is brewing.
Speaking for myself, I dislike Google because they insist on being the worlds biggest black box system that has a direct impact on our livelihoods. If I were a Farmer, Google would be the rain.
I really think this is a topic that needs it's own thread.
(but it's still related to these algo updates)
[edited by: backdraft7 at 9:01 pm (utc) on Apr 28, 2012]