TheMadScientist - 3:21 am on Mar 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
Alright I went and looked and read/skimmed some of the posts, and I understand people generally put time and effort into their site(s) and I really believe they probably try to do the best they can, but what's represented there on that list is not what I would call the 'quality' sites of the Internet and building websites isn't for everyone, even if they try hard or do their best, just like anything else.
After looking, I wonder if it's tough to quantify 'quality results', because it's one of those things you know when you see, but is difficult to verbalize.
I don't see the 'quality' of those sites making them a better find for searchers than probably 1,000 other choices, because I don't see anything that sets them apart from the crowd either in content or presentation.
Can I tell you exactly what I mean by not seeing the 'quality', no, but I can tell you from a visitor perspective, the 'personal' sites are probably not the sites I want to find and the 'sales' sites are a-dime-a-dozen, so as a searcher it doesn't really matter to me which one they pick, and I think they could (probably?) do better there too.
Sorry if you're someone with a site like the ones listed on the Google complaints page, but the Internet is a big place and there are probably a ton of pages like yours and sites similar to yours and this is a really tough game we play that's only going to get tougher.
If there's nothing to set your site apart from the crowd and you're still ranked, enjoy the ride while you're there ... If you're not ranked well any more, then my opinion is you should go back to the drawing board and find a way to 'stand out' from the crowd of sites you're competing against, because imo that's what it's going to take to rank moving forward...