In the Internet age and in the reality of dog eat dog world being successful online can revolve around how famous you are but until you are famous speaking out can really harm you. I commented on a blog about how I rank map and I addressed the author that sometimes you really have to verify what you are trying to rank on the map such as – instead of personal injury lawyer you want to put what they do after that. Anyway when I wrote this my intuition told me not to use my email for this but for some reasons (I guess vanity???? ) I did and exactly like that … the author contacted Google and bam google suspended all of my maps. There are people in this world that have nothing better to do but to harm others in such a way that are considered sneaky and overall bad taste. Don’t you have enough work to do then to go around and report others? Does Google pay you to be the police for its internet activities? Of course not. I bet you that guy is a very unsuccessful person because if you have that much time to do that then your activities aren’t revolved around doing what you can to make money does it?
Enough said – the best way to navigate your life is to not speaking at all about what you do. If you must speak you want to do that with your own list of those people that pay you good money for your knowledge.
On the other hand, I often learn so much from Matt Diggy, Mathew Woodward and so many other people who spend a great time to write great posts and helpful posts. I could only imagine Matt would never pick up a phone and call Google and report someone just for the sake of it.
I will go on to say this … if you are one of those people that report sites to Google I can say to you with one world – you are not very successful and you are sick in the mind. I have not known anyone to do that and are sane. If it’s you leave me a comment.