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Can someone please write in few words, what we have learned from this latest update and what are the thigns that are now important?
Bearing this in mind it's impossible for me to judge anything G has, or has not, done.
Article from a big site that was hit by Google about their experience over the past year with Google and these algorithm changes. [selfhacked.com...]
Taken from the SH article: "If we look at the actual content, we will see that the Medium post is unreliable, not sourced, and not thorough. (Interestingly, Google penalized his main site, but trusts his content when it’s on Medium for some odd reason.)"
The result of this interference is that Google now delivers and promotes objectively bad information on health topics. Bing, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo deliver much better search results.
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John's post while well written and explains in great detail what is wrong with the main health institution sites fails to also state that before the update things were not that good either. 99% of the natural health websites out there are completely rubbish and are just trying to get you to just buy something (just like the rest of the web).
Most natural health products are unregulated so you can't even go to the manufactures website and trust what they say, IMO medicine is medicine, I don't care if it is "natural" or cooked up in some research facility. If it works and backed up by the proper research then I will use it.
Google does need to move back to more what the intent of the users search is while still trying to keep the worse out.
So that sector was (is) flooded with quackery and google felt that they needed to take action against it.