bluntforce - 4:26 am on Jun 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
I have to say this is one of the more interesting threads I've recently read. I appreciate claaarky opening the discussion.
One item that I don't believe I've seen discussed is the significance of the user in relation to exit/bounce rates.
Various analytic programs record a user's entrance/time spent/exit along with other metrics.
I'd propose that all users are not the same, apologies to Orwell.
If Google is looking at systems for the future, more credit/juice/significance could be applied to a user from a metro area rather than a 1 to 1 correlation with a dialup user in a rural area.
I'm not saying one is more important than the other, but I'd suppose future growth is something they consider.