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Everyone has switched to searching on Bing and Y
Been working lately on a website design small project and made ~ hundreds of searches for many CSS, HTML and PHP terms and queries during these 3 last days.
Re: the mac and cheese search... does Google Recipes View just pull from the normal SERPs somehow, or is it running on a different algo altogether?
just searched for a product:
page 1: 2 amazon, 3 facebook (for a product!), 4 shopzila
page 2: 6 amazon, 1 shopzilla, 1 facebook
page 3: 7 amazon, 1 shopzilla, 1 facebook
lets face it, this is no mistake. They are doing this for a reason.
Host crowding shows the same 'high profile' sites over, and over, and over.
1 site has the top 3 results for this search, and then that same site has 5 consecutive results on the 2nd page and 7 consecutive results on the 3rd page.
A related (and perhaps even worse because it's more extreme) issue relates to the same 'brand' site but with lots of different tlds occupying all the results.
Instead of sitelinks, though, Google has got so many pages to choose among on various mega-sites that they perhaps need to try multiple listings rather than multiple sitelinks. I can't imagine what else they've got in mind. I feel that Google does believe in following the numbers, and it may be that the numbers their engineers see are challenging what we all feel is useful and fair.