Naj0rt - 2:07 pm on Oct 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
I couldn't stop but to think "ho...the scum" while shifting through the piles of junk they served in response to my query.
Yeah we've all seen it. I just did a search for "Eve Nicholson" and imdb was buried in position 14. If imdb cant rank above xhamster, tube8, nudevista etc something is wrong.
Then theres the lack of domain diversity. Look at results for "Teodulo Cabrera Reyes" 7 of the top 10 are low quality starnostar results. 70% of the top ten are what I consider a spam site.
So would the solution for Google be to fire those who came up with the plethora of banjaxifcations and revert to a pre-May Day/pre Animal Farm indexing strategy and search structure?
I say yes on both counts but they can't do either. They can't fire all those carefully selected highly paid staff because where would it stop? If some of the most senior staff were poorly selected what does it say for the rest of the staff? It would be a disaster.
They can't roll back the changes because the same highly paid staff get paid to praise how good google search now is. It's wonderful they say, just look how good the results for "tom hanks movies".. search is awesome now and it fits perfectly with our revenue model. Sheesh.
In a nutshell googles anti spam efforts have made search worse, not better. But that's just my uneducated opinion and google has hundreds of highly paid engineers to prove me wrong.