What is happening Google? I thought you're committed to fighting spammy sites.
Since the recent updates, our business has suffered due to 1/2 amateurs popping up overnight and creating a site which - in the eyes of anyone searching Google, has 5 stars and thousands of reviews!
Upon further investigation, the websites have simply set up fake reviews on their site!
Do I join them? Why should we keep following Google's guidelines, only to be kicked when we're already down by spammers like these?
This, along with the rich snippets and author images being shown for homepages (why? - surely they would be better suited for article pages)?
I give up! 10+ years' hard work, trying to play by the rules, all wasted...