There are a lot of elements of Google’s Panda update to discuss, and we’ve certainly discussed many of them
over the last few months, but let’s not lose sight of the reason the update was launched to begin with – to improve search quality.
Do you think Google’s search results are better now? Tell us what you think.
While quality is often in the eye of the beholder, there are certain kinds of queries where the information being retrieved is simply more important than others. We’ve talked about this before, as it’s been a problem in some Google results.
One example we’ve looked at
a few times is where an eHow article written by a freelance writer with no clear authority on cancer (and whose body of work includes a lot of plumbing-related articles) was ranking at the top of Googe’s results for the query “level 4 brain cancer” above numerous other sources that would seem to be of greater authority on such a subject.