gadget26 - 8:06 pm on Oct 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
Hmmmm. Maybe we need to put together tedster's idea that this is an artifact of machine learning with the general consensus that google now acts mostly to make a buck. The algorithm would dish out the "likely to convert" traffic to a domain while watching the adwords spend or adsense earnings that result from that domain.
I've gotten the feeling for quite a while now that google was trying to tell me, by the on/off traffic it sends, that "there is more good traffic out there to be had...if you'll just play with (pay) us".
I mentioned before that my adwords spend doesn't seem to affect my organic traffic, but my spend is comparatively small. Maybe it's not big enough to affect the organics. (Yeah I know they say the two aren't connected. But much of the advice they've given me for the last two years has been demonstrably wrong.)
The algo is jerking the serps around wildly for SOME reason. Why else but to maximize revenue? All we need to do is try to convince G that they HAVE maximized the revenue from us so they'll stop jerking US around.