aleksl - 4:37 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
The ONLY way I am going to participate if there's any respect given back to local businesses.
Such as - there's a Google rep that can look at site and in minutes say, for instance, why it was penalized by some new update.
now, THAT would be a novel idea, and a REAL small business problem they can EASILY solve (and choose NOT TO).
Otherwise, I don't see them solve any business problems that hasn't been already solved without them.
Someone who thinks "immediate feedback" is a business problem clearly is out of touch with business world. The real problem is that business can disappear in Google just as quickly as it appears in it, and there's noone to give that business a feedback as far as WHY and WHAT TO DO.
The other novel idea would be to fix free search. Apparently, since Panda, "people became curious and are searching more [webmasterworld.com]"...