hitchhiker - 3:18 pm on Jun 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
@netmeg - on average once every 2 years for me. Which is too much, I'm going to try and slow down 'innovation' now - as it upsets our regular users.
People need efficient ways to interact with the site, these should be implemented gradually. Facebook and others have also learnt that lesson the hard way.
I assume most of the webmasters posting here are pros, or at the very least extremely experienced. It seems the more experience you gain, the more you expect Google to not **need** SEO. That may have caused part of the problem.
I have personally ignored 'SEO' thinking since around 2007, i focused on high speed backend stuff, new ways to represent threads, voting systems, moderation systems, high speed text format rendering, social graphing, navigation, easy localisation, convenient media sharing, easier text input etc - it's cost me dearly I think.
I probably should have been more focused on backlinks and my SEO profile. (If I could go back in time, I'd do exactly that)