tedster - 7:26 pm on Aug 19, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 7:30 pm (utc) on Aug 19, 2012]
Seems to me the issue will be if Google sees this sequence on a regular basis:
1. make a change
2. see a randomized ranking change
3. make another change in response
I'm not about to stop fixing mistakes, oversights, or less than optimal wording whenever I notice it. I never stopped doing that, and I haven't noticed a problem because of such changes.
But this patent does make me wonder whether a manual inspection flag can also get thrown just by regular tweaking. If I were in a betting mood, I'd bet yes. In fact, this patented action may be an attempt to automate some of that manual inspection.
[edited by: tedster at 7:30 pm (utc) on Aug 19, 2012]