brinked - 7:43 pm on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thanks for not deleting my example Robert. I do not like posting specific examples as well and I know WebmasterWorld discourages it for the most part. Being that this specific search is something a normal typical family would do, and not involved in the ecommerce industry like most of what people are complaining about, I figured I would take the risk and post it.
As webmasters, we like to complain about changes that effect our websites negatively. This is something that is without a doubt effecting my experience as a user and I think that is what we need to emphasize here.
Besides being a webmaster, I am a regular google search user that searches for a variety of different things on a day to day basis. This experience has taken a negative hit in the last 2 weeks. No I am not going to pretend that it is forcing me to use bing, and no I am not going to over exaggerate that I can no longer find what I am looking for. I still use google and I still (eventually) find what I am looking for after tweaking the search phrase a few times as well as digging deeper into the serp's.
The example I mentioned, is not even close to being the most extreme case I have encountered today. I only posted that example because it is a neutral search, something that I have no business in and I doubt anyone here does.
Hopefully google fixes this soon..I will not be switching to bing any time soon, but it does make finding what I am looking for harder for the most part currently.