kingoslo - 12:20 pm on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
My initial thoughts
Haha! Suggy and Santapaws, that is such sad news (but probably correct) that my brain issues a humorous response to protect my consciousness against implications of what was written.
This is my hypothesis: As you know, the majority of the population of the world (and searchers of Google) respond positively to abstractions of sources of information which is calibrated to evoke as many pleasurable emotional responses as possible. My observation in that original content sadly rarely falls into this category. The short answer: it is too boring or unpleasurable for laymen.
I know countless examples. Everyone wants to know that the birth of the universe was big and violent, because it awakes feelings of excitement, fear or humility. A fraction of the population wants to know studies carried out to determine what the 'big violence' was.
And even fewer wants to read "Origin of Species". More people want to read "The Selfish Gene" because it is a more pleasurable read (Can't blame them). However, I think the result is a bit sad: pioneers are infrequently rewarded relative to the businessmen copying original contents, making it more pleasurable.
There is at least one problem with my hypothesis. Our website is in an industry aiming to arouse the viewer, aiding him to reach orgasm. The website was packed with pleasurable awakenings. I reckon our website probably induce more pleasure than the websites dominating us by 50 places or more.
I hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts. But let me try to be more more useful.
Trying to be useful
Has there so far been carried out any studies trying to make sense of what puts some websites further up than others? If nobody knows I will make a thread about it in a few days.
Please let me know.
Thank you for your time! :)