I'm not having a go at you in using your quote. But what really frustrates me is that Google are placing emphasis on "authority". I really know my topic, and spend a great deal of time researching what I write about and yet Google places more authority on Yahoo answers where some 14 year old with no experience answers the question. Not only is that unfair, but in many cases it's #*$! dangerous.
it's not just me with a grudge (and I have a big grudge), friends and even my husband are complaining at the absolutely dreadful search results showing up in Google. I can not believe that a topic I searched for, that was well written by me, was outranked by Yahoo answers. That is NOT to the benefit of people searching.
Yesterday, April 26 was also MY worst Adsense earnings day ever, excluding maybe the first few months. I have been doing this for over 5 years. And today looks pretty bad also. Stats are not moving again for the last couple of hours.