Whitey - 9:18 pm on Oct 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
After a few recent observations in the last few weeks on a number of site's that have been experiencing speed difficulties, my thought is that the " shaping / throttling " of traffic by Google could be considered a good thing.
Those sites appear to generate more business, when not inundated with requests they can't handle. The ideal is that they perform no matter how large the traffic.
Google's priority is in with serving quality results , and if a site is not responding well within reasonable times, then it makes no sense for Google to increase it's traffic for a bad user experience.
Google has a good idea about a site's crawl capabilities, so why would it treat display in the SERP's any differently.
Does anyone have similar observations of how sites that don't handle peak traffic well, might have had their traffic " throttled" or "shaped".