indyank - 3:37 pm on Sep 11, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: indyank at 3:42 pm (utc) on Sep 11, 2011]
aristotle, I believe there wouldn't be many who perform those actions. (saving web pages to hard disk and printing a page). Since you are one who does that, is there any reason why you save a webpage to the hard disk? and why do you think it will emit a positive signal? I just copy and save urls to a desktop tool i maintain. There may be other ways that people do to store a page for future reference. Would all these actions emit the same positive signal?
Once on the site you then need to manipulate users into staying longer than they normally would.....Perhaps a online game section on your website which you stuff with free flash games to up that time spent on website? Freebies but with bureaucratic time consuming forms/processes to obtain?
smithaa02, you are essentially talking about manipulation there, which might not help in the long run.. :)
forget the browsers and the tool bars and they wouldn't be truly representative of an average surfer...
but they can still read user behavior from actions performed on their SERPS. Their cookies are working hard to collect all the user behavior data. one of the best interviews I had read recently on this is here and you would get an idea of how they do it - [stonetemple.com...]
And I must say that this guy Duane Forrester is far more transparent in sharing things and the stuff he has shared is more useful...I am sure many of those points are applicable for Google as well.
[edited by: indyank at 3:42 pm (utc) on Sep 11, 2011]