hannamyluv - 3:53 am on Sep 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
If you were a search engine, which would you choose?
I would chose where the internet was going, not where it has been or even where it is now. Alta Vista choose where the internet was for its time and look where it is.
The devil you know does not cut it in today's online business world. All that will do for you is get you cut down by the person who saw the devil you did not know (or, in what you are implying, ignored because it was too complicated and scary). They have to deal with it - or they will become, at best, a footnote, at worst, a punchline.
They have no processes and systems in place for dealing with it even if they could recognize it.
If you think this, then you are woefully under informed about their computing power. I will say again, it comes down to ebb and flow. Natural ebb and flow is as hard to immitate online as it would be in the ocean and just as easy to track as long as you have the computing power to do it. Considering what they already must compute to run their business - this kinda seems like childs play.
As moderator for Search Engine Lands LinkedIn group
Well, duh... you are moderating a group of people who are highly prone to cheating. Trying to say that an SEO group is indicative of a population is like saying most Americans live like the Kardashians. IOW, for 99% of the rest of the niches out there - this may not apply.
Dealing with a known evil (links) that you know and understand and have a decade of experience identifying and dealing with? Or dealing with a new evil that you can't even see/identify and have virtually zero experience dealing with?
"Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night."
- Darryl Zanuck, movie producer, 20th Century Fox,
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp.