In line with Google’s announcement that a site’s ranking will greatly be affected if the blog template used is not mobile ready, I had no choice but to adapt to the new requirement.

I bid farewell to my MagOnWoord WordPress theme and chose to use the Flat WordPress theme as my new one.

It looks cleaner, more spacious and yes, I decided to place a logo for this blog since the feature can easily be set and/or removed.

I hope there won’t be requirements in the future anymore that may affect this blog and force me to change it again. Changing themes ain’t easy. Not when I maintain 5 blogs in total.

Then again, the Internet evolves quickly. So who knows. For now, this will be my blog’s permanent WordPress theme.

black-hatThe obvious answer is no. This is Google’s domain in the first place. And it is not like people are paying a subscription for it or something. If bloggers do not like how Google is managing its search engine rankings by penalizing those selling links, then they should stay out of it.

I do not like what Google is doing either because it hurts my monetizing chances at earning something while doing what I enjoy: blogging.

However, Google can do whatever they want. It is like in a chatroom. If an officer and owner of a chatroom is abusive and kicks every other chatter out of the channel, what can they do? It is the kicker’s room after all. If they do not like it, then they stay out of it.

I think that situation is the same way as to how Google handles black hat SEO.

The frustration against Google is simply that bloggers cannot make any more money from services like paid posts and/or paid text links.

Yes, the era of paid posts and paid links is coming to an end soon. The only thing left for bloggers now is to make the most of it while some of those services are still operational.

A few days ago, when I read the headline of an article that Google surpassed Apple as the most valuable brand in the world, it did not surprise me. They were bound to catch up sooner or later.

Google has been innovating so many different things. While Apple? It cannot be denied that they were the first who took the bold step in producing touch screen devices but after that, they have been in a slow pace.

People keep saying because Steve Jobs had passed away that Apple has not been innovating after that. I do not agree.

Just like how computers came to be, the models have been the same ever since. Only the hardware kept upgrading.

This is the same case as smartphones and tablets and Apple has been stuck with these products.

True, they have made millions because of them but again, Google has many newer things and it is only fitting that their stock value rose up.

Congratulations Google! Here is hoping those exaggerated overpriced price tags of Apple devices go down. Not now for sure but in the long run, that could happen.

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