TheMadScientist - 9:07 am on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I changed the title to something else. Few days later, google change it to completly different keywords from the home page!
I have to just shake my head and laugh sometimes.
<sarcasm>Don't you know this is Good?</sarcasm>
I'm sorry flashdash, I'm not sure what to tell you because I haven't found a solution yet, but I'm going to keep trying things for a bit and see what happens. I think it's ridiculous they do it, especially on the home page of a site, but they seem to be pretty proud of the fact they can change your title... I can do that too, yes, even with an algo, but I wouldn't, unless maybe it was 'www.example.com' or 'Home' or something else totally generic.
I read an interesting post today on the Bing blog that talked about personalization of results and how it seems often times trying to determine the finite nuances of every bit of micro data over-complicates things and doesn't always work out for the best ... I think the micro management Google is attempting over-complicates what should be simple and straight forward sometimes.
One thought I just had is could the title changing have the appearance of traffic throttling in stats?
EG: They change the title to something that 'gets clicks' then change it to something that 'blends in' (like the did mine) and keep 'testing' back-and-forth to try and get it right, so the traffic goes up and down, which could appear as throttling when it's really nothing more than playing.
Maybe not, but it seems plausible.