Bewenched - 3:44 am on Nov 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
The more your site matches the query the more negative "panda score" will be used to place the site in serps.
Those Google engineers must be smokin' some bad 'chit these days if that's really what is going on here.
I agree about the Amazon/Ebay being somehow exempt... $$$?
Regarding blackhat tactics, I'm seeing TONS of facebook note posts spam showing up in the serps. And guess what, they're affiliate Amazon posts!
Lean pages... very little content pages seem to be doing well..... guess, they're passing the Google Hookah again.
We're in the slow process over converting our site to HTML5, but we are having to be very cautious because we still show users with much older browsers.
Interesting theory on the pre-fetch being the cause of some of the zombie like "traffic" Is it possible that Google actually counts a pre-fetch as a bounce?
Ok, someone pass me the pipe so I can understand.