backdraft7 - 8:54 pm on Sep 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
With DARPA's hand in Google from the get go (funded equipment), I'm not surprised of the endless complexity of the algo's. I believe it's Google's end goal to make it so complex that nobody on the outside ever figures it out, thus preventing the eventual hacks and workarounds that were once effective on Google. The other goal may to throttle businesses so as to prevent competition....hmmm, ain't that anti-trust?
If you can't tell, I'm having another record slow day...
BTW: I am also seeing this throttle pattern where our traffic and sales numbers fluctuated in a natural pattern, but now (since about May 2010) I am seeing weeks with nearly identical traffic and sales numbers and those numbers are considerably lower than they used to be.
Google's tinkering sure has a negative effect on the economy of those who, like me, are foolish enough to live off the web.