tedster - 5:46 pm on Mar 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
Why do I get the feeling that these discussions are groomed to be more for SEO benefit of WebmasterWorld than to the benefit of the users?
Err, because you're a generally suspicious person these days? Seriously, we have always asked members not to list specific search terms. The reports about what people are struggling with can be helpful, I agree - especially when they're about trends over time,
This particular thread is intended to track the SERP updates and changes to the ranking formula Google is using. In the past, our members have sometimes been able to identify updates and ranking tweaks well before the webmaster community as a whole noticed what was going on.
The recent UK changes mentioned above are particularly interesting, because something seems to be going on there that google.com isn't demonstrating. Maybe Google's own blog post about March Search changes will shed some light on it, but I'll bet out members can share more than Google will.