steveb - 1:07 am on May 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
"Caffeine isn't live yet."
Okay, but while waiting for it to be live, will somebody at Google ever update 301 redirects again?
This really is a question along the lines of, when will Google start acting like a user-friendly search engine again?
It's been more than four months since Google stopped updating 301s it knows have in fact been moved permanently for months. There is all kinds of duplicate cruft that is both cluttering the results, and negatively impacting the ranking of good quality, well-designed websites. This leads to worse Google results, and less user satisfaction.
Why is Google having this problem? Is it caffeine related (though "yes" is obvious)? Is it expected that this will be fixed this year?