webcentric - 3:06 am on Oct 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
@Redbar I can confirm that along with freshness, locality-specific results seem to be going through a major reshuffle (with a lot of irrelevant results showing up for specific locale-based searches). On the other hand, freshness or some other factor seems to be showing it's head in very non-locale-based but highly-specific niches (but not to the same extreme as far as I can tell). I'm also seeing an upswing in other SE's as well. Quite curious. Perhaps as G emphasizes certain things on my sites, the other engines are following suite. Maybe G is weeding every SE's garden right now just by weeding their own.