Whitey - 7:21 am on Mar 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
Excellent - that comment really needs to be emphasized. Please, do not jump in with all kinds of comment unless you have actually listened to the recording.
@tedster - point taken . The original article probably touches a raw nerve and i don't believe was intended to FUD. But there's much more to this audio as you say.
Specifically, on the over optimized site targeting , it's more about redressing the balance of "good content" to "optimized content". Folks writing good content are out ranked by folks using primitive techniques, and ultimately this shouldn't overtake good content. If you take a positive slant on this, then Google is taking steps to encourage webmasters to improve their sites and strengthen the understanding of better signals to be involved with.
There is a section there about results being dominated by brands for both Bing and Google.
Agreed - Worth a listen. A transcript somewhere would have been great.