ohno - 6:40 am on Oct 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
You fail to recognise that for many people there is no option. Google has a virtual monopoly in the UK. They provide greater than 90% of the traffic that I receive. They control search and I need traffic to run my home based business. Yes I am gambling with Google but I have no alternative unless you are proposing that I sign up for benefit?
Internet search is now too important and far reaching for it to be trusted to a commercial company that has been proven to ride roughshod over the laws of just about every country in the world.
+1! Whatever they did last Wednesday (again) has really killed us off this time. If it lasts then we'll have no alternative other than to use black hat methods to claw traffic back. Good work Google.