Brett_Tabke - 2:14 am on Jan 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
> Why would anyone be worried about something that only affects 2%
> of the queries, unless the queries are limited the specific verticals?
(grin) What do you think we are talking about when we talk about "long tail"? It lives down there in the single digit percentages of all searches. (remember, 20% of all Gmail users do not realize you don't have to go to google.com and type Gmail into the search box to get to Gmail).
I hear you pontifex, but on 5-6 pet kw's where content farms live, I can't see a single change to those serps.
Type just about any tech query with 'how to' and the usual suspects are still there in the top 30'ish on almost any query. The ones that were top 10, are still there.
We will know more tomorrow when the stock market opens ;-) (watch that company's stock that just IPO'd last week ;-)