• russofford

    I would be interested in seeing the list of 50 search terms used in the study.

    Does anyone have a link to the source list from where the “how to run a marathon” came?

  • http://www.domainate.com D.M.

    Funny that for the marathon term they mentioned, #1 in Bing is a robust article on Mahalo, a content farm.

  • http://okshr.com Andy

    There is something inherently flawed in this “study”. Content farms mostly targeted long-tail keywords and yes, Google has won the war here. But what’s the fallout of this fight? The search engine seems to be wary of quality but small-time websites even for more mainstream queries; so much so that I only see the likes of Amazon and eBay for every other product search.

    - Andy

  • http://www.wpwebhost.com W.H.

    Yahoo just became like obsolete

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com Nick Stamoulis

    It’s a measure that the search engines needed to take. Users were getting sick of the useless search results. The competition from Bing has been great to keep Google honest.

  • Alex P

    Its will be a constant battle between the content farms and the search engines.

  • http://www.gamerstube.com Joe Youngblood

    for google on that ‘marathon’ term this site is #1: http://www.marathonrookie.com/

    as a running i disagree that it’s a quality listing deserving of #1

  • http://europeforvisitors.com Durant Imboden

    They may have won a major victory over content farms, but have search results improved overall? In Google’s case, I’d have say “No,” at least for now. I’m seeing loads of scraper sites and other spam in my personal searches. (Just the other day, I was searching Google for information on drug dosages, and most of the results that came up were for shady pharmaceutical sites.)