waynne - 8:02 am on Jul 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
I'm seeing the same thing as martinibuster. Google are delivering what will satisfy the majority of searchers and not the most accurate, practical or relevant information.
For example :- A page about why plastic widgets are better than metal widgets is now not showing and the results are all about metal widgets. Users looking for metal widgets need the information about how much better plastic ones are but they are no longer getting to see this. You could argue the results are more of a match but they are less relevant.
I'm also noticing I'm getting search traffic on low quality popular viral pages which mention a topic but the actual article on my site that was researched to provide information on the topic is nowhere to be found.
In giving users what they want are Google dumbing down search results?
I do applaud Gooogle's efforts to remove spam, there is a lot of low quality content out there but it seems if dumb people need dumb content the site will survive!
In my opinion Google are moving from internet guide to curator.