Sgt_Kickaxe - 12:10 am on Aug 13, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 12:14 am (utc) on Aug 13, 2010]
This is the example you are using to discredit Google? A working example of perfectly mixed and acceptable results?
Everyone takes different things from the same picture which is why it's linked and I'm not trying to discredit Google. It is what it is and the results for me are the same signed in or signed out. A friend in Atlanta says he sees 5/5 and a friend in Australia says he sees 7/10. Both ironically say the ads are 100% relevant. My neighbor sees the exact same thing I do. There is no "one set of results" anymore so some result sets are bound to be better than others.
I can list a few dozen other similar searches gone wrong if you think its an aberration though, since the last update the quality has gone downwards imo hence the title I gave the post. I'm not pro or anti Google (I used to be pro-Google until recently) but even they get it wrong.
edit: I have my son to thank for the "fail" message btw. I was actually more irritated with the way the best result is the bottom result, under the ads/maps etc.
[edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 12:14 am (utc) on Aug 13, 2010]