corepartner - 3:35 am on Oct 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
In the starting I liked this change as I found it very useful for the end user e.g if any user search for "Hotels in Delhi" before he gets MFA sites which are listing few hotels but after this change the user is getting the list of all the hotels which has places page.
But, the problem with these results are that they are so irrelevant and don't make sense at most of the time.
For example today I have made a search for "online marketing products and services" google showed me the results of 1. online data entry company 2. sauna belt (#*$!) 3. online promotion company
google only showed 3 places result for this query and 2 are wildly irrelevant. MY LOCATION DELHI, INDIA.
I never use bing & yahoo but just before writing this post, I was searching for a wordpress plugin which will show custom related post in the sidebar and I tried lots of keyword modifiers but didn't get any relevant result.
After trying almost 30 min I have visited yahoo and type "custom related post plugin" and I got what I wanted on the 1st result.
Google is not the best search engine now according to the relevancy.