GOOGLE Files for Divorce from Webmasters?
It has been 80-90 days since GOOGLE had an overall PR update. The previous record was about 50-60 days.
Sporadic PR changes are being reported by some Sites.
What is going on? Are the days of the overall update dead? Are they further trying to confound webmaster tools by eliminating update comparisons?
In the last update we witnessed the weakening of the “link:www.mydomain.com” tool. It seems as though they are entrenching themselves and burying algorithm changes deeper. If so is this to protect their stake?, To avoid lawsuits now that they are public?
If so, won’t that diminish the power they held in certain public/webmaster control maneuvers? Isn’t that what we had grown to expect?
The fact that GOOGLE always acted with known and logical reason contributed to the learning process. Is that gone?
I believe the sum of constant sporadic updates, weakened link (IBL) check tools and what seems like a continued campaign to divorce their actions from the public, weakening webmaster tools and entrenching their alg secrets deeper will just end up alienating most webmasters! - If that's what is going on!
IMO - Acting behind the scenes and not in the public eye will cause disillusionment and subsequent focus on other SEs.