RegDCP - 7:00 pm on Aug 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
I am just splitting my sides I'm laughing so hard.
The "Mess with the SEOers heads" patent.
During the transition from the old rank to the target rank, the transition rank might cause:
a time-based delay response,
a negative response,
a random response, and/or
an unexpected response
For example, rather than just immediately raise the rank of a page when there have been some modifications to it, and/or to the links pointed to a page, Google might wait for a while and even cause the rankings of a page to decline initially before it rises. Or the page might increase in rankings initially, but to a much smaller scale than the person making the changes might have expected.