viral - 9:51 am on Apr 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
The thing that frustrates me is that many big brands (and by brands I mean big tech blogs etc did questionable stuff at the start to help build their exposure on the web (brand).
Many of those tactics are now considered un-healthy by Google so new sites can't use them. Yet the sites that did them when they were "legal" are now using their brand and exposure to offset those old badly built links.
What I am saying is if you want to start a new tech blog or whatever now the slope is much much steeper than it was.
So Google is artificially making the pastures green for the big established sites that used to participate in these questionable activities while the new sites have to try and grow in a veritable desert!