suggy - 5:14 pm on Jul 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
So, basically, we're saying the learning process is nothing new, but maybe customisation of factors for individual searches or clusters of related searches is? Such that searchers get returned page suggestions, not that Google thinks they prefer generally, but that they will prefer for this specific search?
If so, it's a damn clever way of driving article spam out of SERPS it's just not wanted on. And, also, ultimately, you can see it could kill off thin (low value add) affiliates, unless they are able to disguise themselves well enough to fool the algo!
Even as I teeter on the brink of financial ruin due to Panda, I am starting to like it (if it is what I think it is). Because it spells the demise of endless low cost, low value add, slippery (as opposed to sticky) SEO-driven competition in commerce searches!