Reno - 5:04 am on May 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
they might have to just let it run for a while
The question is whether their userbase -- as opposed to the webmaster community -- sees as much junk mixed in as we see. If so, will those people do anything about it, which is to say, move over to Bing/Yahoo? And if Google sees that happening, will THEY do anything about it? I mean, if they're "letting" this happen so their AI can learn, that could be a risky move. They certainly don't want the userbase getting frustrated, and they don't want people to say that "Google is getting junky". And the stockholders won't like that either, so I'm not sure a decision like that could get approved by the powers that be. If it was presented/approved, I'd think the top guns would demand a quick turnaround, but as this plays out, it's getting close to the point where it's not feeling so "quick" anymore.