Originally Posted by stephengfm
If that were their goal, then they would just force people to STOP using Google.
What point would there be to use it?
(Continuing my line of reasoning from above)
If the ultimate goal of Google would be to make random sites appear at the top of SERP's, then it would be no different than a phone book.
It would in fact be just a directory with ads, whereby the only sites seen are sites that PAY to get in the directory.
If Google followed that path, then no one would use them for attempts to look up the answers to problems.
For example; Today my wife told me that the System Restore that I did two days ago wiped out all her files.
I know some sort of Virus got on her computer. However, I had no idea exactly what the attack was from. So I went to Google and started to type in long questions and sets of keywords related to the problem.
After 3 or 4 attempts I finally found it was a windows virus related to hiding all the files on the computer.
But if Google goes to ad-spam, whereby I can't find the solution, then I won't even bother to use Google at all.