I’ll give it to Alan, over at Newfoundnames.com to grab my attention with this post. Where he is asking if Matt Cutts should be fired for the penguin update? I firmly believe the answer to this is no. For a few reasons, first off Alan goes to mention searches that the results are bad. The only difference is that the results were worse previous to this. If you go and look at some of bings results they are just as bad if not worse.
Try doing searches for long tails on both engines, then go to dogpile.com, or ask.com, and check our their search results. Or heck even go to blekko.com, or one of the other new search engines out there. If you like it move to it and be done with google search, but use them for something else. Alright that sounds ideal and great, but lets be honest here, first off if you look for more “new and upcoming” searches or things that are trending at this exact moment, googles search results are downright impressive. Like take for example on google trends it right now was saying that Cole Hamels was trending. Had it been before what would of come up would of been maybe wiki, or possibly hit home page… the results are just down right impressive.
Los Angeles Times – 8 hours agoCole Hamels earned a five-game suspension for the way he welcomed Bryce Harper to the big leagues.
I can also see all sorts of relevant information… That sure seems like something that is far more searched, no?
Alan complains about a domain that was registered 4 days ago now ranking one for a big term, did he do this because he is sad he hasn’t found out how they rank? Or is it because like in all new updates there are winners and losers. Having hundreds of websites, over the week after the update ran, I was one of the first to complain about the update but as they started patching the holes the results started getting a lot better.
He also tries to throw in the towel to Matt saying that people should be able to depend on the Google and it should move like a slow giant. This is the world of the internet, were if Google doesn’t do drastic changes to better results because the old spam still worked or what ever method the big guys would always rank, and the guy with the best content or most relevant to that search at that moment should rank.
So don’t blame your bad results on a update, because you might be mad you aren’t top 10 for your “money word” but you think My Space thought they would last for ever? Facebook over took them very quickly.