taberstruths - 7:55 am on Jan 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
In all honesty, scroogle ticked me off. I have made it my goal to get to the point where I can disallow scrooglebot all together. I think I am about a year away from that point.
I have watched people on here bemoan the fact that they lost their rankings, cuss scroogle, and generally have a pity party. They have worked and worked on trying to get those rankings back, tried one trick after another, and changed their sites up, link profiles, ect. all to no real effect. If they would have just given scroogle the proverbial bird, and switched focus, they would have been much farther ahead today.
Now that doesn't mean that the changes I have made because of testing to see if something would work didn't pay off. I got my page load speed down to an average of just over 1 second, bounce rate down to 21% and time on site to 4 minutes. Those are better statistics than any other info site in my niche, and almost as good as the Huff n Puff Post. All of that just made for a better user experience and thus just increased my social signals, earned links, ect.
So the whole takeaway for me in all this was that I am glad I got ticked off and kissed scroogle goodbye like the fickle woman she is that always promises and never delivers.