mhansen - 2:25 pm on May 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
Something is in the works... Since Friday/Saturday at some point, the SERP's are pure junk on my end. Top spots (in the markets I play in) are dominated by adsense driven rewritten "shallow" content sites, with link profiles that would make Matt Cutts cringe.
Almost seems like we're in the middle of a full index rebuild or something. A lot of flux going on.
Oddly, when I access google in my mobile browser, the serps are MUCH BETTER at Google.com and when searching behind a proxy in the mobile browser.
I've also noticed that many times when I see a scraper or shallow content site leading the serp's, the hyperlink shows a tracking URL in the status bar, where others show the actual domain/page linked to.