MikeNoLastName - 1:45 am on Dec 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
Sorry been away from the conversation too long.
> The problem is with the sites that do not add any value to this information. Consumers want more than just the default information that can easily be scraped. If you have 10,000 products then you probably have 10,000 pages of non unique content. You are not offering anything different than the rest of the resellers selling the same stuff.<
Um, what about having the cheapest prices than any of your competitors because you didn't spend so much overhead creating a kicka$$ site. Even in brick and mortar you have the flashy expensive bakery and the cheap mom and pop bakery that the locals know about and buy from even though they are not flashy because they produce the same thing cheaper and with friendlier service.
I like Claaaaaaaarky's (a pun on gooooooooogle :)
attitude and arguments.
>Panda may not have been measuring "above the fold" directly (comments from Matt Cutts at PubCon seem to indicate that), but if they get the algo for it nailed down, I can imagine them being delighted to fold it in as a direct factor, rather than trying to measure its effects indirectly.<
Interestingly, I was invited to and attended the "Adsense in your City" session in LV right after Pubcon, and one of the G presenters brought the subject up with the comment that "your fold may not be the same as mine" due to screen size variances nowadays. Looked at the myriad of screen sizes accessing your site these days through Analytics? _I_ was amazed.
...and yes, I am an American, with a current passport (for the last 20+ years) who uses it a lot.
Take care all and Happy Holidays!