Simsi - 9:53 pm on Aug 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
A good read :)
On the comment: "For most of us, the average search engineer at Google IS smarter than we are", I'd just add that logic and common sense don't necessarily go hand in hand ;) Remember Nasa's Mars "Climate Orbiter" mission? One team working on it used metric units of measurement while another used Imperial. Unsurprisingly, it never made it to Mars. D'oh!
Bottom line is G is a business and as far as I am concerned, where SERPS are concerned they are free to make their own bed how they see fit. And I'm grateful for whatever traffic I can get to be honest. Without G, I wouldn't be sitting here typing this right now.
Where I perhaps have some issues is on privacy, wanting to know a bit too much about me for comfort from time to time but again, I have a choice.
On the competition front...yes, but be careful what you wish for IMO.