bsand715 - 1:55 pm on Sep 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think the algo's just way more complicated than it used to be, so sometimes all those factors collide and you get unintended effects.
In other words they have wrecked the SERPS
Some Engineers are so intrigued by the way Star Trek characters simply talked to a computer to find out about almost anything and to become the first to succeed, they have turned search into fiction. They need to slow down and back up.
IMO Google has became so obsessed about people gaming them and
and in guessing with their knowledge graphthey have changed to the point that now the returns show 3 types of sites.
One: Sites who are smart enough to continue gaming them.
Two: Sites that have nothing for google to rank them by so they must not be SEOed or spamming so lets put them at number one. (Thin no content and new sites.)
Three: Sites so totally out of context its laughable. e.g Returning baseball player when looking for machinery, even the images search.
Speaking as a user:
Myself and my team actively use search engines on a daily basic searching for hundreds of products and services. We have become so frustrated at the returns we want something to use beside the internet. In our opinion the results are worse than they have been in the ten years of our business.
We see such totaly unrelated returns in our searches lately its laughable. And this includes images.
I am so tired of seeing About, wikipedia, alibaba, useless u-tubes, facebook, other social sites, e-bay and other directory type sites along with unrelated ads that I want to scream. The really useful sites are so hidden by crap its time consuming to find them.
Couple years ago when the serps started going to h--l we were able to use quotations to get better results, thats not even working now.
If anyone one knows of a search engine (or other good business search sites please let us know)
Honestly Bing and Google have become so afraid of good seo they are blowing it.
Even though they preach build for the user with good content. The results they return seem to have forgotten about the user.
Maybe WWW needs a forum for the user experience.