Whitey - 11:56 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
It's about time Google put in place an SEO accreditation system for SEO's, perhaps though WMT. Then they would know the quality of the community they were working with.
Do bad things, spam , bad work and you're accreditation is revoked. On top of that SEO's could be rated by their customers openly.
That would still leave room for Google to play it's "secret-soup" card, but would help clean up the "cess-pool" described by Eric Schmidt.