I’m not a Google hater. In fact I have no real problems with Google other than the standard fare. I don’t always agree with what they do and they, at times, appear to be quite hypocritical. Many would simply chalk that up to big-business. But Google’s no Enron, at least not yet. My only real problem is that Google tends to talk out of both sides of its proverbial mouth, and expects the SEO community to take them at face value. But we really can’t anymore.
I had an alternate title for this post: “Ask not what Google can do for you, but what you can do for Google”. We’re moving into a new age where we have to pay closer attention what Google does — despite what Google says.