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[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 12:36 am (utc) on Aug 29, 2013]
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This is really awkward for Google. It makes me less confident they know what they are doing
I think that where Google is falling down is in the massively punitive nature of its algorithmic penalties.
Just how small is a "small website"?
Very strange to see Google Search Quality Team asking among others, the victims of Panda and Penguin for help to identify quality small websites ;-)
The reason behind such a move could be:
- Panda and Penguin algos have removed the small quality websites from top of Google SERPs.
- It seems the minds of Google Search Quality Team have been poisoned by Panda and Penguin algos and unable anymore to identify small quality websites.
- Google raters are a bunch of amateurs who are unable to see the different between a quality small website and spam farm.
Google (as always) wants to find a fully automated/algorithmic solution to this problem
Or in short - can they really trust this data they collect?
-50 all publically traded corporations unless their business name is used in the query. After all, these big corporations are doing fine and will continue to do fine without Google giving them all the free traffic. These companies have their own following that go directly to their website and make purchases. These big companies can afford to advertise anyways in Google if they feel the need to do so. If Google did the -50 I would say it will boost small business and actually have an impact on the economy because small business drives the economy in most countries.
If anyone seems to rant, perhaps they are trying to explain that you are wasting your time assuming anything that Google claims is true.
There is a huge difference between rant and factual report!