drall - 2:42 am on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
I just did a webmaster/google related 3 word search that is a VERY common problem. I was absolutely blown away to see the results.
1st result was a spammy article from Denmark dated 2003
2nd - 9th result all offered a combination of old blogs and mash style sites and one scraper style site with almost no useful content
10th result was WebmasterWorld with mini results, the main WebmasterWorld result and the mini results without question are more on target and useful then 1-9 or any on page 2-3.
Not a snowballs chance in hell of results 1-9 being more related then WebmasterWorld. I fully expected WebmasterWorld to be result 1 having done thousands of these types of searches in the past.
Whatever they are changing, they need to seriously eval it again. I mean this wasnt a longtail obscure phrase. It was a very common problem most of us have dealt with. To not see WebmasterWorld result 1 or even ATF is disturbing to say the least.