Planet13 - 3:32 pm on Jun 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
This stays in place until that entire process can be re-run and generate a new version of the algorithm, incorporating new factors.
But according to Matt, version 2.2 of Panda is not yet live - right? So something else must be in the mix.
I apologize if I misinterpreted your comments. I am a little confused by this, so maybe you can clarify a bit.
Are you saying that one's rankings are effectively "locked" until each new version of the algorithm is made (i.e., each time Panda is "run")?
Are you saying that sites can't have their rankings reassessed under Panda by simply being re-crawled / re-calculated under the CURRENT version of the Panda alg?
While I can understand your points about the learning nature of the alg requiring it to be re-run (so that the algorithm - not the rankings - can be adjusted), I would still thank that ranking adjustments would take place before it is re-run.