brinked - 6:31 pm on Nov 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
When I am buying something online, I never use google to search for a product. It is so bad it is laughable. Google is actually very bad and very outdated, but its pretty much the default right now so everyone uses it. It is comparable to internet explorer back in the days. Just because 95% of people who own a computer use it doesnt mean its great. If I search for "buy blue widgets" I will get articles on how to buy blue widgets, a clever article on why blue widgets are so great, meanwhile my intent is to clearly buy something, I did not search for "how to buy" something. But until the rest of the world stops using google, we have to accept their terms.
I really think people are panicking too much recently, this always happens at this time of the year. Google is trying to get the most relevant results for searchers during the holiday season. If they are doing a poor job its not because they are trying to. They do not care about your business, their focus is on the every day searcher.