lexipixel - 8:31 pm on Feb 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance
Unless you post your content on a big brand domain, then it will automatically go to the top of the SERPS, regardless of who's wanna-be social network you donate your personal data to.
The push for Google+ use is pathetic.
If I owned Google, and had their billions, I'd make Google (the search engine) back into the clean, honest search engine it was and run it with the smallest amount of advertising to pay the overhead (hmmm... like WebmasterWorld does), then go make more billions off the Motorola, Android, Maps, Glasses or other products.
"Google" the search engine is no longer innovating -- they are simply a scabby, nosy, advertising company with no ethics and nothing said by anyone remotely related to the company, (from Schmidt to someone selling SEM services), about how, why or what goes in or out of the algo is for any other reason than to obtain marketing data about individual users and sell advertising based on that data to large corporations.
Hey! Schmidt --- if you're reading this (or Larry or Sergey), GO DO SOMETHING TO MAKE THE WORLD BETTER AND STOP PRETENDING YOUR SEARCH ENGINE ISN'T JUST A FAT CASH COW WITH NO CONSCIENCE... (I know you won't reply here because you want to maintain your privacy online, and you won't even see this because it won't rank, because I don't have a Google+ account)...