commit: fb200d8 - #595 (2014-04-14 00:44:57 -0400)
Yeah, that's why nobody even cared to admit that Google bought paid links in Germany back a few years ago. I was the only "nutjob" writing about it. Major search publications that depend on Google's benevolence ignored the fact.
Well, the flowchart wasn't pointed at you personally Tad, nor is it even saying that everything raised against Google is by nutjobs. It's sort of a joke of how Matt might think, kind of sarcastic in nature. It is true, however, there are people who say very crazy things about Google, including some actual nutjobs. It's also true that Google itself does all types of things that are concerning. We write about those all the time, including multiple articles where Google has purchased paid links.
I liked it. Liked even better that PR is actually an option on an SEOs flowchart; PR and SEO were meant for each other, in a man hug sort of way. And good to see (in theory) that even Google takes relations with the public seriously.