Iím very new to all of this but the more I read the more prejudice I become towards Google. Itís funny because I read many posts with people stating 'Google isnít for webmasters it is for its users'.
I find this quite amusing because if you talk to the average browser (i.e. someone who has nothing to do with web dev) you'll find that they use the Internet and search engines a hell of a lot less than us webmasters. Even when they do, they donít care if they use Yahoo, Google or MSN.
From what I see the average search engine user is like the average banker. They use what they know, they donít know if there's better services out there, and they donít care. They're loyal without a cause.
My point is that people involved with the Internet use (and praise) the Internet more than those not in the industry. So, is it really worth it to piss us all off with weird new algorithm changes?
The next fumbled point I have is about the W3C standards. I have heard many arguments about SEís favouring web pages that validate. I have also heard other arguments against this point.
Why argue? It may be that they favour pages that validate, it may not, why take the risk? Is it really that hard to make your pages validate?
Finally, I have to apologise for my post, I am at the end of my degree and decided that wine would help me through my 'EBusiness' coursework. Obviously a bad idea because all I have done is spend my time reading posts here, dreaming of having a highly ranked, highly profitable site that'll make me rich enough to not have to read these post :-)