scottsonline - 11:43 pm on Jun 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
@simsi you act as though the days of cold calling on the telephone, knocking on doors and attending meet and greets are the way the world operates now.
It doesn't. The Internet and google have changed that forever. There is a responsibility there to prevent the equivalent of the yellow pages missing half the pages or Ma Bell having the phones not work for a few days every time they installed a new switching station.
I realize googles job is tough but they make money at a terrifying rate. These 2 or 4 day bumps are increasing and weaken a lot of good businesses that did nothing wrong. If the phone company didn't work for a few days or cable tv and electricity went out at the rate of these google glitches people would be furious.
Google does a remarkable job. It is just frustrating to see the war on spam being won by the biggest spammers while so many people just running legitimate businesses get buried. The only ones I see winning lately are the most abusive spammers.
Equating the expectation of reasonable stability in google with a defective business plan would be like blaming Sam Walton for failing if when his first store opened the town closed all the roads leading to it for a year for "upgrades." Better yet if the post office stopped delivering mail randomly in the old days or the phone company misrouted phone calls for a few days a month.
These dances really hurt a lot of businesses and they occur so often now the pain is increasing.