I've noticed a certain unnerving trend that seems to be picking up whenever I'm searching for info on basically *anything* using Google or other search engines.
Last night I was searching for info. on a medical condition. I was confronted with a *whole first page* of Google results which were articles written in broken English, describing generalities about whatever I was searching for.
It's honestly painful to read content written in this manner because you can spot it right away and it's always in this over enunciated, over elaborating style, and citing NOTHING, even for material that's supposed to suffice as quasi-MEDICAL ADVICE! For instance:
". . . and it is for this particular reason that this condition is looked on as dangerous and avoided by many"
I also did a search for articles/reviews of a major motivational figure/speaker whom we're all familiar with, who fairly recently entered the weight loss arena:
". . . .and now he has learned how to lose weight! Don't you want to know what he learned to lose so much weight?"
The word "Review" now may as well be code for "Advertorial" or "Affiliate page discussing the program, advocating it, and recommending that you purchase, without giving any criticisms."
I typed in a query for a review of a certain product, and had to actually click through three pages of Google results before I got to the first actual review that went through the product's performance in detail, and recommended that I save my money.
Guys, is this what PPC revenue and affiliate campaigns have brought us?
Just because so many people are trying to earn a buck (And let's be honest, there're so many sites you find in the results advocating these products, there's no way each one is really earning a ton of money; the pot is spread too thin), we've seen search results, which have historically been relied upon to give us legitimate leads to widely-recognized authority sites and articles on topics, diluted into pages and pages of this salesey crap, with sites populated by $4-$5 articles contracted from India.
Does this irk anyone else?
What do you guys see as the ultimate outcome from this trend?