• http://www.spiderwritingseo.co.uk/ billmarshall

    Entirely agree Matt, this rush to embrace social by all the search engines just doesn’t make sense to me. When I search I’m usually looking for facts, information and at least some degree of objectivity, social just gets in the way of that. I really wonder if search bosses are so close to the mechanics of their task and the problems of market share that they’ve forgotten what search is actually used for.

    I had high hopes of Blekko but this development doesn’t work for me at all.

  • http://www.andil.co.uk Andy Mollison

    From the actual search results shown in the “Google +1” search, it looks like showing social results is the last thing they need to be worrying about. Not one of those top search results are relevant.

  • http://macgizmoguy.com MGM

    Last time I visited Blekko it seemed their priority was showing me FORUM posts from years ago (a nasty habit of Google’s as well.) Bad enuff to be given Ancient History, and now the trend towards ‘Fresh’ FaceBook blither-blather? Ugh.

    Blekko seems to have such an AGENDA – Like some nasty Puritanical Crusader rat-finking AdSense correlations, up-fronting SEO tidbits like 99% of the world even CARES… Bottom line, Search for Geeks by trendoid Geeks… What’s next little Angel and Devil icons?

  • http://www.BuildDirect.com Syed Khaled Hussaini

    Blekko’s timing in taking on Content Farms was perfect. What they did was extreme – removing content farms completely – but it worked in their favor in terms of all the publicity they got, however, this time around such extreme change almost seems stupid, like a kid screaming for attention.