gadget26 - 9:23 am on Jul 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
In my opinion Google are moving from internet guide to curator.
Just look at how webmasters everywhere are removing links, just in case google might not like them.
Google use to say that they were out to "organize the internet".
Now they just want to control it.
Back on topic: What exactly does quality and authority mean in Google terms?
My answer: Moot point. I believe Google is ranking based on maximizing revenue. What's the overall "goal" of all this machine learning? Revenue maximization, what else? Quality doesn't have a thing to do with it. It's just one of many buzzwords they spout to maximize FUD.