Just doing some searches. I swear to god Google is hopefully in a state of flux. I have Google as my homepage and have so for about the past 5 years. That said, I'm finding results lacking.
I just looked for: make amazon links into nofollow
Google has complete crud, so much so I didn't click anything I saw because it wasn't relevant!
I've just added a link button for Bing, and did the same search. Bingo in the first result.
This isn't just one example. It's been the past week perhaps? Maybe I didn't realize this or I was blind for a while. I'm just asking, is Google acting extremely odd? To me it is. This is the first time in years and years when I've actually been dabbling with Bing searches just as a comparison. Very odd. Part of me is hopeful that something is in correction mode at Google so some of my sites can return. Either that or they over tweaked and the whole engine is a mess. Whatever the case, I'm rating my last search query about a 2 on a scale of 10 for satisfaction.