ColourOfSpring - 12:16 pm on Mar 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
Whatever, I'm assuming that Google didn't see these as freely given, relevant, editorial links.
Right so from now on make sure you carry that philosophy offline too. Do not advertise your business in directories like the YellowPages or trade publications. Just sit around in your empty warehouse and hope that some newspaper takes an interest in your business and writes an article about it? What's wrong with that picture?
Exactly. Google's monopoly and reliance on links - and subsequent "rules" to prevent gaming of links - subverts how marketing has worked in business for years. Now we're supposed to not market, but simply build it and gain marketshare without any marketing (well, asides from Google Adwords, right?). I'll just wait for sites to naturally link to my crane hire service website.