TheOptimizationIdiot - 3:12 am on Mar 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
LOL at bashing on your observations.
I'm not. I was simply pointing out drawing a conclusion that "every result set is full of spam" from them is likely less than accurate in my opinion, due to the very reasons you mention, especially when you factor in people are much less likely to share/report a "good event/compliment" than they are to "complain about a bad experience".
I wouldn't have said anything about what I'm seeing, because I don't usually report "when things are good", mainly to keep from getting into the "no, they suck everywhere" type discussions that at times seem so prevalent here.
And I'm not sure if your "polite" suggestion is personal or not, but either way if you're turning around and bashing on my observations, then, right back at ya about the door part, because last I checked, this was a public forum for discussion and if we always agreed on everything we would likely get much less thinking done, which I believe is really one of the main reasons for discussing. Fair enough?
We were discussing differences in ideas surrounding the SERPs and how we gauge overall SERP quality earlier. We didn't totally agree, which made us discuss more and share more opinions and thoughts surrounding our positions. Personally I think that's a good thing.
As far as what I've seen every time I've checked today: Slight flux. Some 'questionable' stuff a search visitor might be happy with, but I would personally call spam simply because I know who owns the sites and how many they have and how they were created, but, that's my "biased opinion" and when I think about a visitor landing on one of them and if they would be happy then I have to think "they probably would." so I can't say it's "technically spam" even knowing what I know about some of them.