I like to think I am fairly critical of Google. Sometimes I go a bit far with it, but it always means more when it does not sound like a whine. Recently got a comment spam on my other blog referencing a post that was such garbage that it merits a link.
Here is Peter Ireland's reason why Google is no good.
Do I sound pissed at G? You bet. One of my sites, antiventurecapital.com, used to appear on G's 4th SERP for searches on "venture capital". Then overnight a year ago it vanished from G and then returned a month later around the 90th SERP. Since then it's yoyo-ed between 80th and 95th SERP.
Why would ANYONE take startup advice for a person who blames Google for their lack of understanding about how to launch a website? Or a person who thinks Google owes them a free ride?
Reminds me of a quote from NFFC about a similar individual:
He didn't have the right attitude to succeed on the web.
Perhaps The Great Start Up Game blog could revise the Top 10 Signs Your Startup is Doomed to include taking the content on The Great Start Up Game blog seriously.