londrum - 10:18 am on Oct 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
yup, i tried starting a post on this the other day but it didnt get much joy. the algo needs to dial up the bit which actually checks which words appear on the page, because it seems to be getting ignored these days.
the sites that get returned now deal in generalities. the example i gave was bus routes. which bus goes from [city] to [city]. if you do that you are more likely to be given a big catch-all bus site, rather than a piddly little standalone page which actually contains the answer.
i just want the answer. i dont want to have to go to the biggest and best bus site and then have to search through it for the answer.
this whole "trust" thing has got out of hand. google would much rather send you to a trusted site if it's related to the subject rather than an "untrusted" site that actually contains the words you searched for.
it's like this: if you want to buy an apple, google would much rather send you to the big out-of-town supermarket two miles away, rather than the little greengrocers on your doorstep.
who wants to go all the way to a big "trusted" supermarket and wander around for 10 minutes looking for one apple, when you could be in and out of a greengrocers in 5 seconds?