TheOptimizationIdiot - 1:32 pm on Apr 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
Forgive me TheOptimizationIdiot but no source needed for what is obvious. "a LOT of people are looking for "alternative" viewpoints" and "there are queries where people prefer small, independent websites" so what he said is true. You argue maybe about what is "a LOT" or how many queries but more helpful to forum reader than just "What's the source of the data for your conclusions?
I didn't argue at all. I simply asked for a source, because it's obviously not obvious to all of us (the people I know would like the opposite of the statement made - meaning Mayo Clinic and Major brands are what they want and expect to find), but my sample size is relatively small so maybe the people I know are "odd" and I'd like to know where the data comes from that says Google's results are wrong and they would be serving their users better and giving their users more of what they really want to see with a different type of result than what they are currently ranking.