netmeg - 4:30 pm on Mar 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
Ma Bell and Baby Bells anyone?
Yea, that didn't end up working out like they planned.
With all the complaining people do about the crap in the index, one would think they wouldn't all rush to pile on this one.
No, the fact that they say they're targeting OVERLY optimized sites doesn't mean Matt was lying before; geezopete, way to make a leap. It doesn't mean they haven't had parts of the algorithm trained on that all along.
Maybe, just maybe, it means they're still learning from Panda and the other changes, and they see some of the crap that WE see, about sites that rank for tactics and not content or quality, and they're fine tuning it a bit.
Of course they won't get it completely right, and they won't get it the first time, or the next time. Nobody rational would expect them to.
Conspiracy theory is fun, but it's no way to run a railroad.