DirigoDev - 6:25 pm on Aug 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
Ya. Makes me and my semi-white hat feel better.
Look, the people who hire those ‘scummy SEO’ folks are greedy businesses in search of short-term profit. Can’t really blame them. This is our system and I live within its dominion. I liked the system better when the one man operation could outflank the global behemoth online. Those days are gone.
IMHO, our industry and peers define right from wrong and good from bad. A consensus of the group... Google cannot take away organic free search because of competitive pressures. SEOs that help to build-out web best practices benefit Google -- they make it easier for the search engines to classify and index information.