diberry - 9:31 pm on Nov 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
The tension in regards to google and it's motives is really just what Matt Cutts has been marinating for some time now; the notion that a person who gets up in the morning and wants to pay their bills, feed their family, be productive in their chosen endeavor is somehow "bad" for trying to "manipulate" a search algorithm. Some here are all too comfortable in adding to that particularly heinous meme when a member has a ranking issue...
Maybe webmasterworld members could take a kinder tone towards other webmasters instead of adapting the us vs. them mentality fostered by industry mouthpieces.
Very, very well said. For all the anti-Google sentiment around here, there are also some posters who tend to dismiss anyone who's not thrilled with their Google traffic as a "whiner" or "spammer." Both views tend to be unsubstantiated, and neither are helpful for those who are just trying to figure out what Google is looking for and how to give it to them.