apauto - 1:06 am on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
Why are people saying to wait a few days or weeks for the SERPs to adjust? Why would there be adjusting? I don't see how Google didn't do a lot of testing before this release, why would they need to adjust anything after?
I understand what people are saying about not blaming Google for their business failing after this update. However, it's a slap in the face from them for those of us who have followed their guidelines only to be punished for it. After this update, I see forums ranking very high now, which doesn't help people who are looking for a specific widget to buy. They need to go through a page and a half of forum posts on a specific widget just to get to one store that sells it. But why? Why value the forums more just because they are forums. Some of the good quality ecommerce stores have unique descriptions that are very valuable and offer way more help than useless forum posts that just tell people to search.
If you haven't been affected, you are lucky. I for one now get much less relevant results in google for searches I do not related to my business. If this is Google's intention, I will definitely be moving over to Bing or Yahoo for all of my future searches. They won't miss me, and with them returning results like these, I won't miss them either.