Very interesting take from +Ross Hudgens on why Google needs to keep a balance between manipulative web practises versus white hat SEO.

Ross points out that there are some verticals wherein acquiring content based links are near impossible and if they're to resort to only white hat practises their chances of web visibility will be likely very poor. Thus webmasters will continue to use some sort of manipulative techniques to have their sites ranked. And ultimately Google have to consider them...despite their recent crackdown on webspam.
Shared publicly