Leosghost - 8:55 pm on Mar 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
@elsewhen ...coherent analysis of what was actually said ..ticks a lot ( if not all ) the boxes ..certainly explains better than "each page on its own" what I see ..
My current theory is that they've found some clever way to measure user first impressions.
They did ..part of it was called "preview" ? ..remember the little magnifying glass next to entries in serps..
What I mean is ..if one looked at the "preview" and clicked through to the page ..they at least can assume it looks appealing / engaging ..too many ads may have reduced click throughs ..even while the page stayed high ..until the "appeal factor" data was folded into the mix.
ehow doesn't look too bad ..in "preview" ..you have to read it to realise how shallow its treatment of any subject is...and many don't realise even then...
It looks appealing ..and sticky ..and converts..( one presumes ) ..to Joe and Jane average surfer ( who neither know or care where the spun remixed content author ) got their "inspiration"..