Leosghost - 11:39 pm on Jun 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
discount your own behavior, by definition anyone reading this thread is irrelevant for average user actions or google's response to them.
Nobody ever wants to do this, ( discount their own behaviour or opinion, as irrelevant, nor actually watch others without trying to make them click where they are "supposed to"..nobody wants to feel that their opinion "is irrelevant"..when it is ..especially if it is G picking whose actions and motivations affect "relevance"..
So that's a good user experience? Clicking the first result? How can they possibly determine good web pages with people like that?
Your and my and our anonymous/ indeterminate reptilian visitors definition ( even if they were all the same ..and they would not be ;-) of "good webpages" is as previously posted "irrelevant" ..we aint the ones doing the clicking on the links nor the ads ..
Thus either let pride take a back seat..and gain insight into what the average punters do and what moves them ..or let it blind you ..and thus make sites with an audience of you, me, our scaly mate, and our respective mums ( who would all love anything we did, as the absolute bestest thing page, site.. whatever.. ever )..Ethically I loath Ehow and what it does, and would love to see it fall and die..but the behavioralist* ex adman that I am, can't help being struck by it's perfection for purpose..
Reminds me of the iphone..it isn't the best..it shamelessly steals from what was already done ..but a huge number find it perfectly adequate ..and it is the shiniest / slickest..and both the iphone and ehow have roundy corners..a people that go for both and nearly bought into "you betcha" with lipstick, interest G far more than you or us..even if it is only to see if the lab rats can evolve beyond reality TV and tot pageant pron..
*may not be a real word ( but I approve of it anyway ;-)..my speel checker is somewhat unreliable, it always flags "write" as wrong ..English is it's second language