---- Big brands do not have the upper hand - Matt Cutts
TheOptimizationIdiot - 7:47 am on Apr 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
The Google algorithm is not truly objective so long as it's guided by humans.
We'll have to agree to disagree on the definition of objective. There are many.
if Google truly wanted the best search experience possible for their searchers, then why did they introduce more ads over the years to the SERPs and push organics even below the fold for many commercial searches?
You're once again putting words in my mouth. I didn't ever say search experience. I said organic results.
And why then disguise those ads even more with ever-lighter backgrounds to give more of an impression they are organic?
And, you still cannot (or refuse to) draw a distinction between design/layout and the order the organic results are displayed in (meaning the way the page looks, ads, where, and even how many organics are on the page is one thing -- the order of the organic results displayed (1 thru N) is another.)
It's cool you think you have a holistic view, unfortunately, it seems to be leading you to misunderstanding not only what I say, but how Google does things and whether or not they change the order (1 thru N) the organic results are displayed in based on how much a given entity spends on AdWords or how many AdWords clicks there are.
I quit reading at the previous quote in this message, because you refuse to stop putting word in my mouth and cannot or will not draw a simple distinction between how/where something is displayed on a page and the order (1 thru N) "that something" is displayed in. It's really a simple distinction in my opinion, but you either cannot or refuse to make it.
Besides, it's getting very frustrating to have to constantly correct you on what I've actually said rather than letting you state something I didn't say as if I said it, so there's no point in us discussing further.
[edited by: TheOptimizationIdiot at 8:21 am (utc) on Apr 17, 2013]