Sgt_Kickaxe - 5:37 pm on Jul 22, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 5:48 pm (utc) on Jul 22, 2011]
Great article/patent to read.
From the patent
for each document: a frequency of visit value based on a number of times the document was visited during a time period; and a unique visit value based on a number of unique visitors to the document; determining, at the server, for each document, a usage score from the frequency of visit value and the unique visit value associated with the document; and determining, at the server, an organization for the documents based on the usage scores for the documents.
My take is that frequency permeates this patent application and will impact...
- urls causing an immediate traffic spike followed by no further activity over x amount of time.
- urls that don't have much history
- urls that garnered negative reactions such as backpage activity from the serps.
wherein the plurality of documents include at least one document visited by multiple distinct counted visitors during a time period;
It's important to get traffic from other sources(including your own site), Google may not rank urls well if it has no traffic data for them. Chicken and the egg scenario.
[edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 5:48 pm (utc) on Jul 22, 2011]