hitchhiker - 5:22 pm on Jun 12, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: hitchhiker at 5:33 pm (utc) on Jun 12, 2013]
Diberry: ..resorting to very broad strokes, not because it represents the SERPs they really want..
Precisely the sort of questions we need to ask right now. It will shut down a lot of the 'Google is evil' stuff, it's clear their flustered at the moment. We can't expect that 'language' from them naturally.
Whitey: ...I have never been confronted with so much transparency on changes and plans.
Yep, and I don't see that slowing from here. They're doing a much better job in that respect. Many videos from Matt, much more info in general. I loved the long unorganised 'quickfire' video he did once; shame that didn't continue.
It would be great if we could compile the top 10 questions for the Webspam team (from juniors, seniors, newbies, experts alike) and have someone present that to them each week.
If that had been done, they would have noticed these patterns much earlier. We saw this direction quite a while ago. Dialogue and information exchange with your 'clients/partners/audience?' is seldom useless.
Could it be done, perhaps here? :) The process should expand beyond these walls, but it would be a welcome start. I don't think the intelligence level, or debate, is any higher than here at WebmasterWorld. Excellent mods, excellent community, no frills, 90s editor, but it gets the job done ;)
If anybody mentions 'google product forums' - expect 100 PMs and a 3 hour rant (from me, and other miffed webmasters)
[edited by: hitchhiker at 5:33 pm (utc) on Jun 12, 2013]