idoc - 8:12 pm on Apr 22, 2005 (gmt 0)
Well, the important thing isn't whether members here get the point of the article... it's whether Google does. The core point he was making... that the most relevant sites (in the writers opinion) aren't making it to the usable serps for travel related searches. I would tend to agree. Also, you need just to really look at your server logs to know that "joe surfer" isn't that savvy on the 'net. He *will* as an example search for your name or even your domain name in Google rather than type the address in the browser. If the statement is correct that 90% or more travel bookings run through a handful of engines... then the writers position is that much more validated when the millions of extraneous me-too sites make it impossible to find the handful of sites *really* relevant to what "joe surfer" is trying to do online.