Robert_Charlton - 8:16 am on Jun 10, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 8:17 am (utc) on Jun 10, 2010]
Caffeine is a disaster.... Its as if the SERPS have been nuked.
Slinger - We generally don't allow specifics, but I don't think the particular search you mention is going to start a marketing war, as it's not very common on US results in all three major engines.
If you put the six words you suggest in quotes... ie, the group name and the song name together... you actually reduce the number of useful results, as the quotes make it a search for an exact word match.
So I searched two ways...
- for the six words (group and song name) without quotes (ie, an all-the-word search), and...
- for the group name and the song name each in quotes (ie, an exact match for each).
I searched Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
I'd say that for the six words without quotes, the first page of Google gave the most results that were directly useful... ie, with the album in question on the page returned. Bing gave the worst, with no accurate results, and Yahoo returned the page with the album (which Google had returned as #1) in its #4 spot.
Searching for the exact group name and song title, I got essentially the same results on Google and Yahoo, and no sites in English on Bing.
I don't know how many pages you were expecting to see satisfying the query, but I can pretty safely say that in English language serps as indexed by the three major search engines, there aren't enough results to fill the first page.
Beyond that, note that Caffeine is the infrastructure, and MayDay is the algo. It's the algo right now that's more controversial than the infrastructure, and justifiably so. I suspect the Caffeine infrastructure is pretty solid. The algo is still having some problems.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 8:17 am (utc) on Jun 10, 2010]