thegypsy - 5:40 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 6:27 pm (utc) on Aug 30, 2012]
Rushed for now, but to try in limited time to add a little context to this one;
A. Things like transition rank have been around since 03 (historic ranking patents)
B. Even this one, if implemented in some way, would have been in the wild since 09 (so not new).
C. Likely needs context; that a page/site has been flagged as spammy (consider how many changes Wikipedia has... Google sure loves them)
My sense of it is that this would be something applied to sites that have already tripped another spam signal.... Consider the processing of trying to run this on EVERY page on the web whenever changes are made. Doesn't fit with their 'need for speed' approach over the last few years.
This is yet another case, like LSI and the 'reasonable surfer' where the industry tends to jump on patent awards without the proper context to it all. This is NOT new. If you're SEO was working a month ago, it will still work just fine today.
I shall do my best to keep an eye on this thread..
Look forward to continuing the dialogue folks
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 6:27 pm (utc) on Aug 30, 2012]