wheel - 3:24 pm on Feb 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
You have more confidence than I do in the WSJ's ability to grasp the SEO details and present them accurately. (Or any print media, for that matter.)
Hello? I read it online on the interwebs.
Also, thegypsy, an anonymous individual on an internet forum who "has contacts" has confirmed that it was at least partially about the edu discount program. QED.
Seriously, I assumed that the WSJ had specific information - the article was quite clear on the reason. They could be wrong, I assumed they weren't. To put it another way, the claim wasn't vague or open to intepretation - it was clear and precise. They could be wrong, but I don't think because they were unclear as to what they were printing as to the cause. It'd be because they don't actually know the cause and just read it online.