danny - 6:23 pm on Jun 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Not even Google engineers have a clue in Google support forums
Given an algorithm that complex, it's not impossible that there is no one at all at Google who has a good understanding of the whole thing. I doubt most people at Google would know much about it at all, any more than most NASA engineers would understand space shuttle avionics.
Just a did [google.com...] and some of your reviews have hundreds and hundreds of citations from scholar.google.com. Damn!
Google Scholar doesn't seem to have implemented Panda-style negative screening (presumably because it's a giant whitelist anyway so it doesn't have spam problems). I'm currently getting more traffic from scholar.google.com than from google.com.