Reno - 12:29 pm on Jun 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
That's the way immense jobs are.
So it makes me wonder if this is an example where G took on more than it could handle vis-a-vis a total rollout. Perhaps for a 12 month peridod they could have focused Panda on a thin slice of search queries only, got the fine tuning in place, then made it the default for everything?
Don't know ~ I'm not a search engineer, but this cannot possibly be working as they expected.
We all remember how they almost immediately came out and trumpeted their so-called extensive testing, which was NOT real-world. Laboratory testing and real-world are 2 different animals, as drug manufacturers learned a long time ago. Google had their own people run this monstrosity, thought it was a winner, then released it to the English speaking world, and like a poorly tested pharmaceutical, are seeing side effects that are deadly. Surprise surprise.
If/when the technology bubble pops, look for Google to get hit hard, and the Panda failure will be identified, IMO, as part of the reason.