No, there isn't any need for that. There will of course be some spread but it isn't intentional or planned. They don't need a solid distribution of verticals and locations for what they offer to clients since they don't need to see their clients ads just click like on their pages.
The fact that the quote is pulled from a site named "disinformation" aside, I find it hard to believe that anyone worth reading would make claims as to why those two groups' workforce participation (?) rates declined in such certain terms.
I have used tarsnap for a while now and id be willing to bet this hacker news post will get him more business than a well designed logo. Have you seen the site? It looks like ass. Didnt stop me from trying it great service btw.
Absolutely, but Google runs experiments all the time. If underwhoring would boost their CPC then those experiments will surface that fact. That it hasn't suggested to me that alternatives have cut into their margins. Since nobody likes to cede margin, they can either ride it into the ground (a common response) or change. Either way it will be different.
A company that has a better business model, better customer service, or better goods/services is not the issue here. The issue is a competitor can tank your rankings by dropping $100 on crappy links. The disavow process is a good step forward but negative seo can still destroy several months worth of revenue while waiting for Google to sort it out.
Wrong - it may look like a bad c&p, but if you go to fbi.gov and check the link on the right hand side, it is, in fact correct. The servers are just struggling right now with the assets, now mine are cached it loads instantly.
it's usually pretty obvious to spammers when they get penalized. their traffic drops and if they use webmaster tools (admittedly ill-advised and unlikely) they get an explicit message telling them they've been caught.
Yeah, perhaps something like a domain report card highlighting any problems their system has currently flagged for it and linking to solutions. Would be useful even on domains you've owned for a long time, just to help determine if there are any concerns.
For example, when Google first started the Panda updates, I read that some sites were being targetted via paid link buys NOT purchased by the actual owner. Would be nice if there was a tool that let the owner find out that was what was happening to his site.
The Penguin update targeted spam links not Panda (the Panda update penalized thin/spun/lame content). It is confusing...they clearly don't support color diversity :).... In webmaster tools you can report incoming links that are spam. Google has along way to go. Doing a backlink analysis before a domain purchase is time consuming and most people don't know how to do it.
What? Linksys routers are a great deal - you can find them at goodwill for $5, flash the firmware & configure it in 15 minutes and they work great. My one beef is why don't they put a cheap fan on them when they cost upwards of $100 now that they come with a cisco logo slapped on them.