What the freaking hell is going on with Google? I just read about the penguin-update, I know I'm a little bit after but that's because I've been busy recently. However, is it just me or is Matt Cutts lost in the woods or something? I don't think he actually knows what he is doing. Take a look at these search results for example: Viagra - Google.com: http://pinto.scripts.mit.edu/Research/Monster16GPU - Position 8 http://www.montgomery.edu/ (isn't even loading) - Position 3 New shoes - Google.com: http://www.interpretive.com/rd5/index.php?pg=ns - Position 2 There are many other keywords you can search for where the results are totally irrelevant. Google is also killing business for people who are creating whitehat-sites filled with quality content, I feel so sorry for them. How are they going to be able to put food on the table when the big G betrays them like this? I haven't even mentioned all the writers, programmers, and webmasters who will be put out of work now. I had one site ranking well for a keyword, which got affected by the penguin-update. Now replicas of this website ranks on page one, when mine got blasted back to page six. Good work there, Google. Also, Google claims that you can save your site from the penguin by removing bad links. Let's be realistic, how am I going to get rid of all links of spammy quality, that would take months. Sure, it was wrong of me to build these type of links. But doing it was an action that had to be needed to get traffic. And what about the negative SEO part? I can blast away thousands of sites from their rankings now if I wish, lol. If they think that I'll start using Adwords just because they've come up with a way to prevent webmasters using their service for free, their thoughts are in the wrong direction. Seeyah Google, I had an good user experience with you until you decided to improve it further. Social signals? Google plus was a big fail anyway. I never thought that I would say this but: Thank god for Bing & Yahoo.