As I said in the other post in one short year I've gone from thinking "google is unbelievable it's so intuitive" to "what did they do to google.". Yes I'm bookmarking more but what really stinks is a lot of information I'd periodically refer to I can no longer find. This was mostly research papers and things of that nature from the 90s. I saved the webfiles in a few cases but no matter which phrases I use or how I type them I can't find it in google now.
What really troubles me is all the issues. Spam is everywhere. Google seems to care more about chasing down a legitimate business buying a text link on another legitimate site than it does about hideous research results for medical topics from drugs to conditions. No matter what ailment or medication we can count on two things: a few legitimate sites and a ton of spam. In some cases they are still returning results with the "may harm you computer" moniker.
I cannot believe their intent was for us to be forced to bookmark results. If we are bookmarking we aren't searching and they aren't getting revenue. It's a mess right now . Every day something else happens, this week it's the blog indexing disaster. What will it be next week? Will they suddenly tweak something and knock a few thousand commerce sites offline?
Is there anyone here that thinks the results tonight are better than 12 months ago? I think if last year we were at a 9.25 out of 10 today's google is about a 6 with bing and yahoo not far behind. They have really messed up and opened the door.
Mayday and caffeine are to google what windows millennium was to Microsoft. Unlike apple which had the iPod Microsoft is going after google and the momentum will swing. It will reach a point where the whims of popular culture will go against google and take away searchers and 50% or more of their sales are gone. Right now bing had to overcome the status quo, if google keeps messing around that poor will be reached and theyll be in for a street battle.
Google can recover but I see no signs of it yet. The blogging disaster this week only shows to me things are still spinning downward. What they're doing right now is putting lipstick on what is becoming a pig. It's a sad day for me to see what was such an ingenious product deteriorate as it is.