claaarky - 10:28 pm on Aug 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
Does that mean that user metrics are not part of the algo, or just that they're not getting the user metrics from chrome and the toolbar?
I've seen urls get into googles index for my site that only I knew about (dynamic pages with modrewrite urls so not part of a server directory structure and I visited them once during testing). The only way google could know about those is from analytics (which they say they don't use) or via the ISP (which has been discussed here as a possibility).
If user metrics are not part of the algo (and I find that hard to believe) the only other explanation is they really have created some form of artificial intelligence (which I find even harder to believe!).