ColourOfSpring - 5:51 pm on Apr 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
Google updates 500+ times a year. Sometimes they make more money after an update, sometimes they make less after an update. They do not make more every time they update.
It's not like Google debate over every single algo update in regards to bottom line profits margins. I don't think anyone is suggesting that here. However, Google - with responsibilities to shareholders, and a company that profits heavily from advertising - will most definitely debate the direction their algo updates are moving them in vis-a-vis bottom line profit margins. There's no way top management would have absolutely no say over this direction. NO WAY. They won't sit in on the minutest of updates, but they want to know which way things are going, and there's no way they'd allow the algo to move in a direction that impacted negatively on profit margins. That's just bad business.