How much of real results are we left with?


Nothing new here, yet, it's always good to read another rant on that. Aaron Harris, has a neat blog post (picked up by Mashable) on how unfairly Google is treating its users:

(And that doesn't yet include the recent tests: Google Carousel or probably even "in-depth" articles. And as a logged in user, you'll get even fewer *real* search results because at least two of the top ones will be from your Google Plus friends with much sacrifice on relevancy...)

Aaron puts it nicely:

Google is building a new version of the search engine that made it great. This time, however, it is a search engine exclusive to the garden of Google products. If you compete with Google in any way, you’re in its crosshairs. Your chances of ranking high enough to garner traffic are virtually nil and getting smaller.