mhansen - 4:24 pm on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
For me, this is just another signal Google is starting to experience signs of failure in their core competency. (aka what made them popular, search results)
The past two years have seen new competitors enter the space (Bing and Blekko to name 2 major players) and Joe-Public is starting to recognize that there actually are alternatives to Google for search.
Whether we agree with the results or look for reasons behind them... 2-3 years ago, it was rare that anybody questioned Googles' dominating and highly relevant search results, well... because they were!