TypicalSurfer - 5:28 pm on Oct 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
Why does Google think they can just take content without asking and expect to keep doing so when they stop sending "search" visitors?
I think the answer to that is right here in this thread. People who provide the knowledge do so willingly, they'll actually optimize or promote the optimization of content for googles benefit.
I think this thread went 5 or 6 posts before the "how do we optimize for this?" bit went out when a more thoughtful response might have been "is this good for the community?". Google can only take from you what you consent to, apparently the default thinking in regards to google is to simply hand it over (on a silver platter).
Optimize for your own demise. Google doesn't need to "steal" anything when people are dumping their goods into their back yard.