backdraft7 - 1:20 pm on Apr 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Ok, guess I can't hold back...hope I don't get censored...
Another bad move in the serps this morning. A site that scrapes our content has now moved to the #1 position for a top search phrase. The #2 site is the same site operator's DUPLICATE content site on a different domain. (same adsense id's) The second also claims "free widget" when it offers no widgets at all, just a rehash of the first site. THIS IS QUALITY?
This not only violates the WMGL's, it violates what the new algo's (from Florida through Venice) are SUPPOSED to detect, but still cannot. Speculate all you want on the technical metrics that Google has tweaked....the bottom line is that Google is still broken. That or sorting blindly.
Oh,and my localization results (for my Midwestern US location) still delivers New York and Los Angles sites than are useless to me search. FUBAR!