Rollo - 7:46 pm on Jul 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
Sure, I shouldn't use Penguin as a catch-all for all the odd changes that have taken place recently. Instead of that label, maybe it's better to just say "recent changes to the algorithm". I haven't seen the host crowding issue I mentioned above until about the time of Penguin but now I'm seeing it often so I assumed they are related. I watched the video regarding Matt Cutts' thinking on the issue, but I'm not sure I agree that displaying numerous results from the same site represents an "evolution". If one wants multiple results for a single domain, there are already many, better ways:
2) Search or navigate inside example.com
I really can't see any advantage to clogging up the SERPs with numerous results from the same site. All it does it take away options and will eventually stunt the growth of the web as many undercapitalized webmasters will simply give up because they can no longer connect with an audience. Similarly, users will just see the same old same old. It's a bit like shutting down 10 family-owned Italian restaurants and replacing them with 10 Olive Gardens.