Andylew - 9:14 am on Jul 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
Its completely bonkers - google really have lost the plot.
Ive had several people contact me over the weekend asking for links to be removed from a site I run. Legitamite non spammy links to big retailers who have received WMT emails so are now asking everyone to remove links to them. Despite trying to explain that the good guys like myself will be happy to remove the links whereas the bad guys wont even respond to contact the link ended up being removed - counter productive as the ratio of bad to good therfor increases! Come on google your meant to be smart!
I get even more anoyed about paid links. So it is ok for google to provide paid links via adwords but anyone who sells advertising on their own site gets penalised - it is about time search was decentralised to several more specialised search engines. Google are welcome to continue to return results from spam and wikipedia. Bring on a specialised search for products, information, social, news etc The one size fits all monopoly google enjoys no longer fits.