tedster - 8:01 pm on Mar 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
Today, SearchEngineLand published an exact transcript of this whitelist discussion at SMX. Up to now we had a partial paraphrase. Interesting to me was the final comment from Matt Cutts:
Cutts: Yea, it is also important to realize that there are many many algorithms, maybe the majority of the algorithms that donít have any exception logs. For example, Panda, we don't have, there is not way right now, to do any manual exceptions.
Sullivan: No, no, I read the Cult Of Mac you'd exempted things for them. [sarcasm]
The article also has a video of this part of the session. Unfortunately the visual part is just the session slide. But you do get to hear the voices and that gives other signals that a mere transcript can't convey. We also get a new piece of insider language from Google: "exception log."