vordmeister - 8:47 pm on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: vordmeister at 8:56 pm (utc) on Feb 28, 2011]
Just an observation here:
I searched for something a little out of the ordinary today and as usual google did not let me see results for it. They just showed me a load of rubbish. Bing was a little better, but I ended up taking better advice from a forum.
It made me wonder where we are going here. Search engines were handy 5 or 10 years ago, but I'm struggling to find out how to use them these days.
Has it got to the point where the spammers have made search engine algorithms look stupid? If search engines rely entirely on automated systems why is it a surprise that humans who write rubbish but are good at SEO are ahead of you?
(My own sites have improved ranking in the latest update, and they are worth it of course, but I would rather I had decent search results when I try to search for something.)
We've got thousands of mostly negative posts here about the latest update. I'll bet they would have been outweighed by positive posts had the job been done by a human.
[edited by: vordmeister at 8:56 pm (utc) on Feb 28, 2011]