scottsonline - 2:22 pm on Dec 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
Jez yes these are the changes I was suggesting were imminent. I think I've identified and use a test/early adopter dc because I'm now seeing these changes roll all over.
trying to break human behavior down to numbers will fail. All the sentiment analysis won't help when the masses decide google is the myspace of search. Right now they are doing many things and none of them well. They admit they don't read spam reports and we wonder why the index is so easily manipulated. Sorry I don't believe google can parse my messages in spam reports when they cant figure out I'm looking for a product and not perverts in the 12335, or that when I type Manchester (word for place to stay) while in ny it shows me the uk after I had been searching for things to do in the other area all day.
They need more testers, they need more people reviewing actual reports and they need to provide a feedback mechanism that is actually reviewed. Or course they need to update the wmgl because the companies I see doing great right now are all violating blatantly rules on duplicate sites.
One more cat out of bag:
I don't think Matt and his team grasp the impact of storexyz.com that sells brand product b on the main site as product b custom shipped, but has site 2 as brandstore.ccom and sells it as brand product b free delivery and five more sites. The Numbers of clicks on the secondary sites might only be five clicks a month per page but it converts at 50%. This is a huge failure on their part and it has hurt all of us playing by the wmgl.
They see a few clicks a month and think it's no big deal. It is. If you know and can easily identify the site as a duplicate....how hard is it when they idenitify themselves and just by chance have different titles for the same product? How about blacklisting the duplicates? Remove them to zero pages, and whack the parent sites for a few days.
Does everyone see that right now they want us all to cheat? We can do we by throwing reindeer near flying terms!