timwilliams - 1:59 pm on Jul 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
Good article, the best part in my opinion was from a comment:
...Site quality can either be poor, fair or good. Link building can either be poor, fair or good. Google decided that poor sites with fair link building are better for users than good sites with poor link building.
What do you think the user wants to see more? The good sites or the poor sites? Users donít see backlinks nor do they care. If Google is really all about the user as they claim and really wants webmasters to be all about users, their only concern should be the quality of content. If you have more and/or better content, you should outrank those sites with little and/or awful content...
So on the surface it would appear that google cut their nose off to spite their face, threw the baby out with the bathwater, but did they? The answer to that question will come with the announcement of their Q2 earnings on July 19th.