- Jul 18, 2012
So far in looking at the big picture, it appears to have done a ton of good. Like any automated process, it definitely has it's downsides. However, I am seeing it filter out tons of historic spammers and companies that create tons of listings for the same business. Just because you're filtered for a specific search term, doesn't mean you're screwed. You most like still rank for tons of other queries and if you want to rank for the one you got filtered on, it is now up to you to figure out who got you filtered and how you can beat them. In the end there is only 3 spots so I am not surprised to see things continue to get harder and more challenging for us. I expect it will continue.