TypicalSurfer - 7:49 pm on Jul 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
Stunning achievement by Google: a medical / social query I ran this morning (which in my judgement "needs" serious websites in the search results) produced an amateur website dating from the year 2000 or before (and not updated since) at position 1......
.......followed by twelve results from discussion forums, Ehow, Cosmopolitan magazine, Yahoo answers, and Q&A blogs.
Not a single medical authority site to be seen in the top fifteen results.
Yes indeed, it appears that old forum posts and "blurby" type sites are winning the day at google. For the first time ever I actually have a higher comfort level with search results from Bing and Yahoo than I do with google.
I think google is too pressed for earnings to go back now and can only see further deterioration of quality on the horizon, sorry to see this but you'd have to be blind not to.