rosella - 1:23 am on Oct 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
Although I can understand why, I'm still surprised at the number of people I read talking about closing their sites down, moving them to another domain and so on. Google might think they own the internet, but I'm not going to let them dictate what domain I can use, and what they think is "quality" content (i.e. when it really is quality content despite it being penalized as otherwise). No way would I take my labors of love and hard work down because of Google and their rules and favoritisms of big brands. Why.. take those sites down now, what if in a few years there's another big player who loves EMD's, and who lets indepedent and small websites compete with the big guns, just like we used to. Your little "spammy, low quality" site might just rise above again.
I build for me and my visitors, not for Google. I've also suffered considerable income loss this year, but not for a second have I considered moving or closing my websites just because G thinks everyone besides big business is a spammer.