diberry - 4:25 pm on Jun 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
I feel like I'm saying the world is round and people keep challenging that by saying well why don't we all fall off then.
It's a lot more like you're telling us the world is triangle shaped, and we're showing you the evidence that it's roughly spherical, and you're saying, "Well, maybe there's a little bit of rounding at the corners or something, but it's still pretty much a triangle."
It's been explained to you that a lot of us were looking at Exit Rate stats long before you suddenly realized their importance. Does that not make you think that maybe some people in this thread know more about this than you do?
And then here is where it gets really strange, and rather evangelical in tone:
Google wants to save you time and money - it's another difficult idea to digest considering all the pain we've all been through, but that's how I see it now. It can be fixed, people need to stop thinking of Google as the enemy.
You don't know precisely what Google is trying to accomplish, and neither does anyone posting here. And most of us don't think of Google as the enemy - we think of them as a marketing channel that has its own agenda, just like we do.
Here's a question for you.
They said Panda was targeting content farms - but clearly, ehow found a way to beat that without changing its essential nature as a content farm, and one that is full of not only scraped but often incorrect information. I guarantee you ehow has terribly high exit rates on the very pages Google keeps serving up to us. Explain how that fits with your theory.