Whitey - 12:04 am on Sep 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
I wonder if google is sending traffic to test server speed
Good point. Why would Google send more traffic to sites it figures can't handle the traffic well. It makes assumptions about crawl rates , why not align this to traffic rates.
Drall / Tedster - would this apply to the exmaples you've witnessed ?
Another thing , in all of these types of things I think it's good to get behind the algorithmns intention created by Google's search team management . What are they seeking to achieve by rationing results? Is it quality focused ?