TheMadScientist - 6:10 am on Jan 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
If you make money with your website Google wants that money.
Oh, I don't think they care at all if you make money with your site or not to want your cash. I don't think they're anywhere near considerate enough to limit the cash they want to being from sites that make money (lol).
And, you forgot to mention if you have traffic, they want keep that from you too...
My views aren't even 'opinion' or 'editorial', they've stated very clearly they want to provide people with 'the one right answer' and are set on becoming a 'knowledge engine' rather than a search engine.
Do you [meaning anyone reading] think a page on your site is the '1 in a million' (literally) they'll decide is the 'one right answer' to send traffic to when someone types in a query if they don't provide the product or 'one right answer' themselves?
To be that 'one right answer' you better hope people are typing in the name of your 'business' (site) quite a bit, in my opinion. (I might be 'opinionated, confident and #*$!y', but I'm not even nuts enough to be counting on any freebies from 'knowledge engines' moving forward ... They'll only count as 'a bonus' to whatever other means of promotion I can think of.)
I sincerely hope people 'get' this thread isn't a joke.
There is a Huge pitfall to relying on free traffic from Google, and it's only getting deeper.