xcoder - 2:35 am on Dec 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
It's too bad if you're one of the people who think that, because you'll completely miss what it really is ...
It is very hard to miss what it really is... the cap proof is right there in daily logs of too many websites.
I do think Google is actively managing the traffic, but not to any individual sites as a conspiracy. It is not in their best interest to do so. It is more managing the internet as a whole. It's not really a cap per se, but more or less, the internet traffic is limited. One site has to lose traffic for another to gain. A more worthy site gains more visibility and "steal" traffic from another site. Or can lose traffic to another site.
Just look at your webmaster tools control panel and all the information it present. Don't know about you but to me it looks like a natural Adwords control panel extension. What was it again about them not managing the traffic to any *individual* sites?