imbckagn - 3:13 am on May 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
I spent a couple days digging into my niche trying to figure out what is going on. I've come to the conclusion that something is definitely wrong with Google. I don't want to share the SERPs or methods the websites I analyzed are using to rank but it's a joke.
Google has to be relying on an old algorithm and data right now. There is no way these websites would be ranking where they are unless something was seriously wrong.
For example just one keyword phrase that is insanely competitive has 4 different websites that are HORRIBLE created by the same webmaster in the 2,7, 13 and 21 position. This webmaster has managed to move these websites ( 20 pages of crap max ) into just about all the competitive phrases I watch.
If Google doesn't fix what ever is wrong soon the SERP's will be infested with websites like these. Hell at this point I am considering pumping these sites out myself.