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Michael Gray makes a good argument for how Google should handle the semantics of it’s changes to its ranking algorithms.
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from kevinphanley 2001 Days ago #
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Here’s another take on the ominouse Vince Change: http://sphinn.com/story/104144

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from DVOLA 2000 Days ago #
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I get the feeling that somtimes Matt Cutts and Google just cant win.  He goes to the trouble of releasing a video and explaining what the score is and how you show go about your business , and they still get shot down... its their index and how they choose to rank sites is their call , end of story really .

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from ericenge 2000 Days ago #
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DVOLA - I agree with you.  I think that Matt and Google do a tremendous job of reaching out to communicate to webmasters everywhere.That said, I think Michael makes a good point about separating internal semantics from external perception.Ultimately, it is a cost of the extraordinary scrutiny that a company like Google is going to face.  Not only are they the dominant player on the web, the web is the most socially demanding environment in the history of mankind.With that context, they do really, really well in meeting the challenge of communicating what they can to webmasters.

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from DVOLA 2000 Days ago #
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Well said Eric , I couldnt agree more with you on a couple of those points..  Somtimes I just think that they are caught between a rock and a hard place and no matter what they do they will get shot at..

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from Halfdeck 2000 Days ago #
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"That said, I think Michael makes a good point about separating internal semantics from external perception."Matt Cutts defined words like "update" pretty clearly on his blog. The problem is some people insist on sticking to their own definitions. If there’s a communication break down, why not at least try to meet Google half way? To me this just sounds like nitpicking.Remember this? Matt Cutts explains Google terminology (video)http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=matt%20cutts%20what%20is%20an%20update&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#SEOs complain about the lack of transparancy on one hand and then the same SEOs declare transparancy is BS. With that kind of inconsistent messaging all they do is chip away at their own credibility.

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