coachm - 12:06 am on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
You are hitching your star ( yourself) to other companies wagons, and spending time and energy upon making the collars and leads which attach you to them ..when it suites them to "pull" you in a direction that you do not wish to go ( and that will happen ), you will have no choice but to follow, or cut the leash, and in doing so lose the traffic which you have become accustomed to..
Anyone who benefits from google search traffic (and doesn't block them via referrers) is already wearing the collar. I agree with alot of your points here, but this one is just...well...silly. Goog. tracks, knows if you are good or bad, knows your site traffic better than you do, and on and on.
That's if you do nothing. Making use of Goog+ (thanks, not interested either), or any of their other "features" isn't going to make any difference in how tight the rope is around the neck.
They're already screwing me on a regular basis, some days assisting me make a living, most other days, doing the opposite. If I use + or author tags or anything else, no matter. I can't be any "more dead".