jmccormac - 10:54 am on Sep 27, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: jmccormac at 10:59 am (utc) on Sep 27, 2013]
Well I used to be a journalist in a past life and that has made me deeply cynical about any media coverage of Google. That's because good public relations people can play the technology churnalists (the journalists who have no background in technology and just recycle press releases) like finely tuned musical instruments. Thus the conspiracy theory would be that Google is taking advantage of the rollout of a new query parser to remove some of its recent mistakes. It may have made some progress on dealing with spam links which might lead to a return to the older link weighting factor in its algorithm.
"conspiracy theory mode"? please explain.
[edited by: jmccormac at 10:59 am (utc) on Sep 27, 2013]