• Dave Davies

    I’m sure if we ask Google though the official reply will be, “it’s not a penalty – it’s just that we’re rewarding sites that do offer the better experience.” ;)

  • http://www.brysonmeunier.com/ Bryson Meunier

    Algorithmic ranking demotions for user experience mistakes, yes. Not a manual penalty, but from a webmaster standpoint they lose traffic and conversions from a Google action either way. :)

  • http://www.getgooglefirstpageresults.blogspot.com/ Andrew Zubriczky

    Obviously, just another example of Google is trying to control the world and its people through its company, creations, and resources. Bend to Google of break, and lose your rankings!