ColourOfSpring - 9:58 pm on Jun 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
@ColourOfSpring - A lot of us feel your pain, but please stop the Google bashing (as mentioned above) - it's pointless, venting won't help anyone :(
Well, sometimes it's simply describing the way it is. Google DO lead us on a wild goose chase as I described. That is the state of the internet (2013) is it not? (the title of this thread). If that's not the case, tell me where I'm wrong and tell me where Google have the clear path to help webmasters work with Google in unequivocal terms that allows for recovery to their arbitrary penalties. I agree with you 100% that we need a "direct line" with Google if Google truly are interested in working with webmasters (if their paymasters allow it and it wouldn't hurt the Adwords bottom line). If we have to put up with irregular videos from some smiley bloke making vague statements, then I'll continue my efforts to market 100% outside of Google and recommend traffic streams outside of Google to my clients (makes sense anyway, how can anyone say that's not a healthy, robust business plan?). Life is actually nice outside of Google - kind of "laws of physics" predictable enough that one can apply his or her business skills in a way that isn't wasted like it is in the Google netherworld.