turbocharged - 10:48 pm on May 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
The problem is that really embarrasing results are not confined to niche service queries.
I concur and have noted how Google is now displaying both Amazon USA and UK listings for some product searches originating from the United States. I'm not an Amazon guru, but the last time I heard Amazon UK would not accept orders from shipping destinations in the USA. So much for relevancy. :)
I really do think Google organic listings are kaput, both for webmasters and for users.
Once again I agree. We are probably real close to paid listings pushing many organic listings off of page 1 and beyond if there are enough Adwords advertisers. Google's trimming down the organic results, sometimes to 7 or 8 listings, would indicate Google's desire to reduce the competition created by organic listings and create a more profitable user experience.