ahem... yeah right. we also see the high ratio of advertising minutes to other "content" on our favorite tv channels (6 to 8 minutes per half hour now, and still rising), and yet we don't seem to dismiss all tv as corrupt, do we? you realize that google searches and gmail are free because they take your information and monetize it - which has not made a lot of people conclude that search is corrupt, that gmail should be avoided?
1. You clearly have a much higher opinion of FTA TV than I do. Dont even get me started on cable.
2. I kinda know how SEO works - we imported a specialist from the States and he did nothing but work with clients on the best ways of ensuring that their products appeared on Google's radar. Having had more than a few beers with the guy, I'm convinced that his trade is up there with used car sales, but if it pays the bills ....
Dont even get me started on social media. Orwell would be rolling in his grave.