hitchhiker - 6:35 pm on Jun 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
If any of you read the OP - it would be clear there's a fairly wide field of data showing why and how the Webspam team have dropped the ball. Harping on about how 'Google is evil' is useless to us.
If you don't want real communication, fair enough - this is the place to make that clear. Getting stuff off your chest amounts to trolling us at this point.
SMEs and UGC are hit hardest.
There is little evidence that brands are selectively targeted, but it's clear with this much confusion that not much else will survive.
This thread is about whether or not we need to communicate with Google, how we can do it, and if it's worth doing. The last two pages are clear reasons why that's not going to be an easy task.
A lot of you need to now consider the 'BRANDING' route. As discussed here: [webmasterworld.com...]
If you can't go that route (forums / Q&A sites) then it's probably in your interest to help us garner support for getting REAL ANSWERS to our most serious questions.
This will almost certainly be the first and last coherent thread that you can do that on for a while.