tedster - 3:30 am on Oct 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hello jalicia18 - welcome to the forums.
To help you understand our discussions a little bit, Google makes about 400 changes to the ranking algorithm every year and they also are testing up to 200 changes to the results page layout at any one time. Matt Cutts doesn't talk about most of them - when he does we do appreciate it (and we try to read between the lines a lot, too).
So we keep this thread going every month to compare our observations and ideas with each other for all the things we see - not onbly the ones that Matt Cutts or John Mueller or whoever at Google says something "official" about.