diberry - 3:31 pm on May 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
Boghog could be a 10 year old kid.
He certainly doesn't sound like a kid or a troll. I'm not saying he couldn't be lying, but what he describes fits with a couple of known things:
(1) That Google has been known to extend SEO recommendations to JC Penney, BBC and Sprint that, AFAIK, they do not extend to peons like us.
(2) That most brands rank well organically and in Adsense.
To me, #1 - an established public fact - should cause small webmasters concern all by itself, regardless of Boghog's observations. I'm not at all sure it would be illegal or anti-trust for Google to extend SEO help to some and not others. The law might well decide it's their engine and they can do that. But it does indicate that not only does Google not care about our appearance in the SERPs, which we knew from Day 1, but that it has other people whose appearance in the SERPs it DOES care about. Which is not good news for those of us who don't rate.