mromero - 4:39 pm on Aug 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
@Js_Harris has hit the nail on the head:
As I wrote this I was visualizing a Google rater looking at new pages while they were being created. "Oh look, Jeff is doing a Google search for wonderful widgets so he's about to write an article about exactly what's out there already, *yawn*".
"oh snap - Cindy just posted a youtube video about some of her experiments and she's probably going to do a writeup on her blog now, I can't wait, that was cool!"
Looking at the chatter on this topic over several months I cannot but think that the best quality is not from some webmaster somewhere searching the web for information on a topic and then tapping out an article and expecting it to be worth anybody's time. Not!
This is why in my opinion the web is so full of the chaff that Google needs to sift through to find the authoritative information from experts ON THE GROUND.
As an example look at the latest job postings Apple has for Ground Truth Local Experts and a couple of the requirements:
* At least five years experience living in the area of interest.
* Detailed knowledge of the unique features of your local area including preferred place names, prominent businesses, public services, seasonal events, driving routes, landmarks....
* Deep regional knowledge.
This is what the Web should be all about and I think this is what Google is trying to do in organizing the world's information.