Freedom - 9:11 pm on Jan 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
I've been doing this a long time too. I never said anything about Google was out to get me. I stated that logic doesn't always supply the answer sometimes, or with adequate satisfaction.
Besides, Google is run by how they tell you it's run. We can't make assumptions without actually knowing what goes on behind closed doors. The only actual, concrete data people have - is what they see in their adsense earnings. You can't blame them for believing more in what they see, than having blind faith in what a large corporation asks them to believe on good faith.
Ever since this recession, people don't trust large corporations anymore. I can't blame them for questioning Google's methods.
I apply these things in other areas as well. There is no way I would be caught dead investing in paper assets. If I can't touch it, walk on it, live in it, or control it, I'm not putting my money in it. Buy a stock because some 10 cent expert thinks it's good? Or, the company tells me they are hot? Laugh in their face.
In America, there is no such thing as experts anymore. Everybody is always pretending to have the answers and like they know what they are doing. It's one giant Potemkin village.
No, these posters should question Google, and what they are being told. All those reasons you posted above, knew about them 7 years ago. My site has seen ups and downs too, and it will continue to do so but is always north of 6 figures. Somehow, I think it will survive.