crobb305 - 2:21 pm on Sep 10, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: crobb305 at 2:25 pm (utc) on Sep 10, 2012]
WOW! the below comments show the SAD STATE OF GOOGLE SERPS.
I am reading these type of comments all over the the Internet.
Maybe the question is not if our sites can recover but can Google recover.
"Authority in all it's complexity means little these days. Thin is in."
"Financial serps filling up with press releases. LOL. That's the best Google can find? It's sad."
"It is a scammer's haven now. Fly-by-night sites and press releases."
"Negative SEO is rampant in this niche right now and it's working"
"I feel sorry for the consumers."
"How about them YouTube videos dominating the finance SERPS"
"The serps are getting worse by the day"
"These days it doesn't stick for more than 4 days with Google
4 days? i wish... try 48 hours..."
"If on the other hand the update is over - Google has made a huge error of judgement in the aglo this time round."
"Every day i think google can't get any worse but I am learned by google : Oh they truly can go worse. I think in half a year they will have killed theirself."
"especially when you see sites that really shoudln't be in the results at all. I don't mind better sites being ahead of me but when you have a one page site or a keyword domain ahead of you? That's when it gets scary!"
"seems like whatever we do, it gets worse"
Thank you for pulling those member observations into one spot. I have just checked some of the key phrases that I watch in the financial sector, and 2 new press releases have entered the top 10. It looks like 25% of the top 100 are press releases or youtube videos now (especially page 5+). The real financial websites are gone. Those that have been around 5 to 12 years. I said it before: I feel sorry for the consumers. Any consumer who lands on a site registered 3 months ago with a fake 5-star rating and foreign backlinks may be in for a big let down, if not worse.
[edited by: crobb305 at 2:25 pm (utc) on Sep 10, 2012]