tedster - 4:25 pm on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
What happened to Google? Because they were successful at driving the most traffic - by far - they're now the obvious point for spammers to attack.
Now Google needs to serve the regular user base and fight a war at the same time. The two goals can conflict badly at times, as the SERPs show that. Heck, sometimes even the Suggestions show that.