Oh and as an aside, google are sending un-natural link warnings for sites with 100% no follow links (test site)
Your recommendations are excellent, that is exactly what should be done and it would be easy for Google to do. I wonder why they don't do that?
I have been very vocal about that idea that many small businesses are being harmed and Google won't even communicate with them. That's bad business and it's coming back to haunt Google now.
I agree that some of Google's actions may be in violation of various laws around the world. There is no way to know without access to their internal communications, though. It would take a law suit and court ordered discovery to get them.
One mistake Google may have made is the large scale on which they decided to roll out these penalties. If someone can find merit for a law suit, a US attorney may take up a Class Action Suit because of the large number of people involved. And, there may be a basis for arguing that consumers are hurt as a result of Google's actions too. If so, the number of potential plaintiffs will be very large.
You know how we Americans love to sue each other!
Edited by ChuckFinley, 25 April 2012 - 04:42 PM.