Lenny2 - 10:34 pm on Feb 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Good point Ted. That was good of Google... Thanks posting that link... This forum is certainly awesome!
I know it's impossible for me to be totaly objective... however, I think that their new Algo is producing worse results in a lot of niches. (I have looked at other niches just to be unbiased as possible.)
1. repeat products on the first page
2. Sites with spammy domains selling the same product with the same description in the serps.
3. Sites that scrape content in the serps.
Seems like google turned OFF the duplicate content filter (since there are a lot of repeat items in the serps). Or maybe they are emphasizing a lot more of the key term with syntax, which would explain why there are repeat items with the same content in the first page.
Finally, I still think that Google could have taken a more socially friendly stance in their blog post as mentioned in my post above... ie. "We thank all sites that have made up our search results in the past etc etc etc." It would have made the sting of losing the traffic a little less!