Re: Think you're affected by the recent algorithm change? Post here.
Mar 6, 2011 8:47 PM
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Crawling, indexing & ranking
There are many people impacted by this; many small publishers who put a real jobs worth of time on a weekly basis into their site. These publishers have no voice, while connected well heeled folks call their pals and presto Google hooks them back up even though they were allegedly the reason for this algorithm update, how ironic. It's utterly unfair to provide 0 input and support to these folks (many who have long established AdSense relationships with Google and are Google fanboys and fangirls).
Let me air this one other point that is lingering in this discussion, albeit mostly silent:
As some here have alluded to, they fear saying who they are or what their site is. Why? Because of fear of retribution by Google. Their point, Google giveth and in anger Google shall taketh away.
What kind of company would Google be or currently is that people are so fearful? What does this say about Google's power and continued power grab? It screams M-O-N-O-P-O-L-Y. Sad thing is people are justified in their fearful lack of voice as Google has been acting rather un-Google-like more and more.
While you might shake your head about this, remember, Matt Cutts spat out two company's names and basically said Google has put a hit out on your business. That's mob tactics, organized crime. Shameful part is those companies didn't respond with such malicious intent back at Google, again more cowering.
Google better realign the deck chairs. Sergey Brin and Larry Page need to get a grip on what they built and their core beliefs or leave Google.
For anyone believing this is all just hot air by an aggrieved publisher, look into the European complaints filed against Google a few days before this algorithm change. See what points those companies, including a French legal search engine are raising. It's eerily similar to this matter.
Time for everyone lurking in fear to say I and take a stand. Speak up or inevitably this incident will validate Google's authority to wield more disregard towards it's customers, users and even advertisers.