martinibuster - 6:57 am on Aug 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
Barry is a good reporter and can be relied on to get the story straight. The following comments are not about Barry, but about the others who aren't as honest in their reporting.
I'm tired of the link bait fear reporting. Bloggers and journalists are inferring more than what was said then slapping an ominous title to it. It's a self-aggrandizing trend intended to get attention with link bait articles about the sky falling.
There is nothing here. All Matt said was that the next update wasn't in shape to roll out yet. That's it, that's all there is to the statement.
Link Bait Reporting
The SEO news and blog world has been taking extreme liberties with statements by Matt Cutts and blowing them up to apocalyptic scale to scare the bejeezus out of people. Last month the bogeyman under the bed was that infographics were dead. The month prior it was negative SEO. Then there was talk about the war on SEOs. The sad thing about this kind of link bait reporting is that it detracts from what is really going on and it does not help anyone.