TheMadScientist - 10:37 pm on Jan 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
I'm glad someone 'gets it' Play_Bach, thanks.
... for the sites that are typically found by search, they're in a very difficult situation.
I absolutely agree, totally, 100% and that's why I think this is an important thread, now, today, because there's still time to plan, think, and try to find a way.
Giving Google the bird is fine in theory, in practice it can be suicide.
And, not thinking and planning ahead for if/when Google gives us the bird, which is the direction they are moving, has the same effect for those who aren't ready. (I'm not trying to argue with you, it's just the reality of the direction things are moving.)
I really think this is one of the most important threads we've had here in a long time, because if people pay attention to what's being said and start thinking of a way to have a viable website without free traffic from Google now [planning] they will have a way better chance at long-term sustainability and success than if they wake up one day and realize they don't rank and their entire livelihood just went away [reactionary]...