diberry - 10:02 pm on Sep 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
It's almost cute that he's writing to Google to inform them about SEO. I bet they got a laugh out of that. It sounds like some constituents are trying to figure out how this moving scam happened, and they don't quite get it, and they asked him to help, and he didn't really understand it either, but he wrote these letters to make them happy right before elections.
But if I'm right about that, the meta is more interesting than the story. Clearly people are thinking Google screens and gives its approval to sites at the top of the SERPs. There were hints of this in the SOPA inquiries. Both Congress and regular people seem confused about search in general.
That said, expecting the search engines to do something about it is like expecting the Yellow Pages to know real massage parlors from disguised brothels and keep the brothels out of the directory. Isn't this what law enforcement is for?