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Google is still staying true to their motto - that they want to show the most relevant information for their general users.
No, actually, what they are saying is that they are taking the easy path of showing "least likely to be objectionable"
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Or maybe they're taking the responsible path.
And I don't see how that's a relevant question.
[edited by: rish3 at 7:38 pm (utc) on Feb 19, 2015]
They've come for plenty of informational sites. Can't even believe you'd think otherwise.
What I'm saying is that similar treatment is coming for informational sites.
And there have been winners and losers with e-commerce sites. That would be true if Google had never existed.
[edited by: goodroi at 11:04 am (utc) on Feb 21, 2015]
I've reported this last year ago already, nothing changed since then: Colorful Stone in Metal Widgets
10 Some site I've never heard before
11 Pinterest(Image scraped from Ebay. Page clearly states so in comments)
12 Same page as 10 different URL but same content(I swear)
13 - 15 Ebay
Evidently they can't find any other reliable way to stop spam, so they just stick a bunch of pages from big brands at the top, even when they aren't relevant to the search query.
Google have been under pressure to show competitors such as comparison shopping sites and review sites more prominently in the SERPS.
Google have been under pressure to show competitors such as comparison shopping sites and review sites more prominently in the SERPS. That may explain some things complained of (such as Tripadvisor and the like dominating searches) and may have some effect on others. Just speculating, but it would tend to favour big sites.
Let's not forget that megasites like Tripadvisor, Wikipedia, Cnet, etc. have millions of pages and vast numbers of inbound and internal links.
They've also slipped in the rankings over the past year or so, possibly because of the "little guy authority algorithm"
Another theory is that these companies are in niches where Google has a competing interest, widget, etc. :)
I did some sample searches related to sites that Google Capital has invested in and they did not do very well:
The ones I tried were randomly taken from the list. I did not post the searches because I thought it was push WW rules too far.