smithaa02 - 5:41 pm on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Here is an absolutely priceless contradiction from Matt Cutts' blog...early 2011
Seven of the top 10 results all came from one domain, and the urls look a little… well, let’s say fishy. In 1999 and early 2000, search engines would often return 50 results from the same domain in the search results. One nice change that Google introduced in February 2000 was “host crowding,” which only showed two results from each hostname (here’s what a hostname is). Suddenly, Google’s search results were much cleaner and more diverse! It was a really nice win–we even got email fan letters.
I don't think Cutts has been behind the recent disaster in excessive duplicate domain results. Amit Singhal probably is or Larry Page probably made an executive descision on this matter.
I think it is so funny that Cutts brags about receiving fan mail for reducing duplicate domain links (which is a great thing) then reverses course with this weeks most recent video talking about how it can be appropriate for websites to have more than two listings on a search page (which is flat false).