Robert_Charlton - 6:56 pm on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
brinked cites an example that goes way beyond anything I'd encountered. I now understand the downside of the situation. While I don't want to open up the forum to discussing other specific searches, I think this search is noteworthy enough that we should consider it as an example of the problem...
[mac and cheese recipes]
1 site has the top 3 results for this search, and then that same site has 5 consecutive results on the 2nd page and 7 consecutive results on the 3rd page. This is unacceptable. Having mass results from 1 domain like this is not in the users best interest.
In the remaining positions, several other domains also have more than what I'd call a reasonable share. We're certainly not going to distort the results by mentioning the search terms here. ;)
IMO, this looks even worse than content farms.