eferg - 8:57 pm on Dec 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
steerpikegg - Well said. I sense and share the frustration behind your humor.
The whole attempt on Google's part to second guess where you are and what you want is ridiculous. It's as if Google has decided the average user is too stupid to articulate a search phrase.
As far as the serps goes, I'm more convinced than ever that Google has jumped the shark and biased the organic algo to maximize their ad revenue.
What else can it possibly be? All the junk sites are left as-is so the honest store owner gives up and buys ads.
Bing is not perfect, but they are much better at filtering spam. Google could do the same if they wanted to. But they can't; unlike MS they really have no other source of income. To find the motivation, just follow the money.
I hate to repeat myself, but I believe at some point webmasters will have had enough and start openly endorsing other search engines on their web sites.