whitenight - 12:40 am on Mar 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
How can we recognize indications of subtle spyware?
Good question vstevens.
Well the first issue was i was getting Caff on google.com live.
And then once i got it, i couldn't NOT get it.
Obviously i know how to clear everything and then baseballguy/dude (i think) reported the same thing.
Check with various other comps in the immediate area.
Same thing. Once gotten, impossible to "un-get".
Then checked with my associates in different states.
And exact identical SERPs EVERY SINGLE TIME?!
Don't think so, Gorg!
It was like i had specially formatted my personalization results to ONLY include those Caff datasets in the exact same SERP order.
See the past updates threads to see how i was pinpointing the targeted groups before the public announcement of Caff's failure and supposedly "starting over"
Also, what was caffeine showing last time out of the box when it wad obvious?
Don't quite understand this question.
It's obvious to me everytime i see it as i have "control" keywords/SERPs that are radically different from "regular" SERPS
and yet nearly exactly the same as the SERPs that were on sandbox.gorg 9 months ago.
(Yes, with the updated link/PR/etc calculations included in those datasets)
This is not even including the control keywords that would only receive the traffic they are getting if Caff datasets weren't live "somewhere"
Ie. SERP #50 on regular SERPs = no traffic
SERP #3 on Caff dataset = tons of traffic