ColourOfSpring - 11:15 am on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
True Martin, and there's nothing we can do about it. It happened on the high street (small shops being ousted by big brands), it's happening online. It's futile to fight it. We just have to accept it and move on. I've seen this happening since spring 2012 and it's not going to change unless Google really lose a lot of traffic because people get fed up with lack of choice. So far, not happening. People are happy with a lack of choice offline, and they will be happy enough online with a smaller choice of vendors. Scary thing is - the jobs market absolutely sucks in the UK and has done for years. Cost of living is sky-rocketing - where's the relief?! Sorry to go off topic here.....my main point being that I am in no way seeing any let up by Google with regards to brand-favouring....they're ratcheting up their bias to this signal more and more.