diberry - 3:46 pm on Jun 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
@Planet13, what Leosghost said. I don't do SEO, I just write content and measure my websites by how real live people respond. My sites rank pretty consistently well across the board with search engines, without even trying. Except Google on this one site it Penguinized and now maybe also Pandalized.
If Google weren't so dominant, I think you could probably relax your SEO efforts and still come out ahead. Especially since there would finally be real competition to see who's algo can operate most like a real person's brain. The more the SE's operate like human visitors, reacting to signals the way most people do, the more we can just focus on visitors and the signals they're sending US about our websites - bounce rate, subscriptions, social sharing, commenting, leaving reviews, etc. In other words, get out of this SEO Twilight Zone and back to regular marketing and PR.