MrSavage - 1:28 am on Sep 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Couple other tidbits I found interesting.
Schmidt did admit openly that "they sometimes make mistakes" with the algorithm. It's wishful thinking to suggest that he's referring to Panda but one can always hope.
His emphasis on Google's care for small business was comical in a way. A tiger can't hide his stripes. Google is, with no fault of their own, a money making and money making corporation. So ask yourself is it the goodness of heart to offer free websites to businesses or is it just a way for getting more potential Adwords clients? I think to most the answer is obvious. In that way, I find it somewhat insulting to think it was out of the goodness of the heart. As we all operate, you have to see if their is some reward at the end of the day. Of course there are things called donations, and perhaps that's what Google is doing by getting more businesses online with free site builders etc. Unlikely, but possible. His comments about "small business" to me was so political motivated. I would suggest reading these forums and their own forums about Google Panda and then perhaps alter the "we care about small business" rhetoric. I say this based on webmaster comments about not being able to compete, seeing big brands, and generally a loss in organic traffic to the point of choking to death. Of course one of the 500 algo changes that they do each year could actually reverse some of the choking that the "small businesses" are feeling. I suppose they first would have to admit that the algo is adversely affecting the fairness that was once part of the Google algo. Either that or I'm totally misreading what Panda has done based on what people are posting. Perhaps the silent 90% are finding it fantastic. Not sure but I doubt it. Clueless perhaps?