walkman - 8:02 pm on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
The unfortunate part to me is that QA at Google seems to believe that these SERPs are an improvement across most verticals at it relates to scraped content. Nothing at this point could be further from the truth.
Even if it was a mess it's hard to admit failure, just imagine the headlines. In any case, declare victory and work behind the scenes.
What's a few million lives ruined for Google?
Google Groups for webmasters is nothing but a bash and trash propaganda outpost. If you ever have the urge to have your professional website trashed by one of Google's useful idiots (many of whom run Made For AdSense websites), then by all means head on over to Google Groups and post a link to your website for review.
Yep, and they got titles too. And they will flag you for spam (ban your gmail /adsense acct) if you disagree with them. My favorite was them bashing a site that was being outranked for its own articles. Their point? Your article is too short (300 or so words). Hmmmm...so how come it isn't too short for the scrapper?
That's Google support though, a few deaf, dumb and blind losers hoping to get a Google job. Almost a $200 billion company that provides next to zero support.