superclown2 - 11:33 pm on Feb 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
Some of the stuff that's bubbling to the surface now in my sector is hardly believable. Much of it is in poor quality English, and the backlinks are all from wordpress blogs that are obviously not intended for human visitors. A couple of months ago I thought that generally speaking Google results were good, relevant and targeted but now they are back to where they were three or four years ago.
Surely an algorythm can tell the difference between links on a quality site edited by people who actually speak English, and those from spam "blogs" that are just full of articles with no meaning, dreadful punctuation and grammar, but lots of links for prime keywords? I noticed these coming in a couple of years or so ago but now there is an avalanche of them and they are seriously messing up these SERPs in my humble opinion.
I'm sure Google will get round it eventually, the challenge is to design a system can tell the difference between quality content and gibberish.