backdraft7 - 1:33 pm on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
Well put Whitey -
When Google makes money, we should all make money too...and the relationship grows.
This is the way is was working prior to May 2010. We made a little more money every year, nothing earth shattering, but each year was beating the last in sales (mind you we're not running MFA sites).
As of the MayDay 2010 update, the patterns have changed, apparent traffic shaping applied and the result is a loss of sales over the previous two years since May Day. It's not the economy to blame. We run a business that should see improved sales in a bad economy.
It just seems that in Google's reach to become everything they've lost focus on the search product that made their webmaster users a success. They must keep in mind, without happy & successful webmasters whose valuable content Google hangs on their search framework for free, they are nothing but a bare search framework. If they continue to hang garbage on their framework, they'll drive off their search users too and everyone loses.
If they want love, they should concentrate more on being the Cadillac of Search that they used to be...not on being another wannabe facebook when the thrill of social networking is already waning.