Propools - 5:26 pm on Nov 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
Really? I thought freshness was always a key factor in GSR(Google Search Results) not Gun Shot Residue.
But really, it seems like a big leap to say "freshness" is the most relevant.
Is this yet another means to shape the way the user, searches the internet?
Freshness isn't always the most relevant data point for search.
For example if I'm looking for the "best slr cameras", I don't necessarily want to see the freshest results.
I want to see the best results, not what Google thinks I should see.
Isn't pushing this down to us, just another form of mind control?
But yet, we should have known this was coming when they announced some time ago about how they would be showing even recent twitter results in their SERP's.
Which brings me to segue into this topic which should get more attention:
1. Is the indexing of FB comments on websites just another area in which SPAM doctors can game the system?
2. Is Google's acknowledgement of this indexation a backhanded way of saying, "Hey we're tracking the comments and we hope your spamming of the comments will overload FB's infrastructure."
I'm not a Google basher, I like Google. But come on already.Google's my latest and greatest BFF and CFF. Change-For-Freshness. Tee-Hee