TypicalSurfer - 12:36 am on Aug 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
It seems rather strange that the long term rank will depend on the actions (or lack thereof) of a third party - not really what you'd think linguistics and computer science PhDs would come up with.
Yeah, it's not really rocket science you are just adding another scoring element (negative) based on score changes, whether the patent would ever hold up is debatable. It sounds more like paranoia or defense of ad clicks than good science. What makes a document "bad" or even "suspect" because it has changes? If your scoring methods are good to begin with you really don't need to introduce chaos to search results.