Dymero - 6:57 pm on Dec 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
@Dmero, i canīt see this trend.
Even in my niche, it only happens for certain types of queries. Most SERPs still have the biggest e-comm sites at the front.
That is interesting. In my sector there was a period (from late August through the first part of September) when news stories appeared in my sector for a couple of key terms.
These are single story links, so maybe I'm making something out of nothing, but I can say that I didn't see this kind of thing near as much a year ago.
Maybe Google has cranked up the "authority" setting for major news sites in general Web search?
This was the site of a local news station.