Sgt_Kickaxe - 12:25 am on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
50 percent fresher results
Am I to infer that this is primarily long tail results and by fresher Google means more recent? If so that's a spammers paradise, content like guides and how to-s don't need to be re-written but are often scraped and regurgitated and worse - mashed up.
I've personally watched a sub domain abusing MEGA SITE and 100% scraped content MEGA SITE have their traffic jump in the order of 400%. The mashup site ALWAYS has 100% fresh content because it steals it on the fly. Is this what Google feels the internet needs now?
Hope not, I can set up software to copy my own sites if the latest version gets the visit. I'm highly unimpressed by these changes.
I suppose that now we know - WebmasterWorld and similar top quality sites lost traffic because, well, Google thinks they are stale?
edit: In 1 query I was just able to find a mashup site with over 1.9 million indexed pages, all 100% copied from everywhere else online including hotlinked images. Good luck with that Google, this is deja vu a la 2003.