Richie0x - 1:53 pm on Mar 4, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Richie0x at 2:15 pm (utc) on Mar 4, 2011]
The part that roasts my rump is Google itself is aggressive with ads.
By the nature and intent of this update, shouldn't they just go offline?
Google presented me with a SERP just now that featured more paid-for results (11) than it did organic results (10), as well as a big, ugly 'Places for x near y' suggestion list above the organic results.
The top third of the results page consisted of ads and suggestions. I had to scroll down quite a distance before arriving at the organic results.
I don't treat my users with anywhere near that level of contempt, yet Google's new algorithm saw fit to penalise me such that my traffic has fallen by 26%!
Google, I don't like you anymore. Innocent livelihoods are being ruined by this abortive update. You could at least have the decency to roll it back while you work on a remedy.
[edited by: Richie0x at 2:15 pm (utc) on Mar 4, 2011]