taberstruths - 3:58 pm on Jan 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
Surveys are routinely conducted on a representative sample and this has been found to be a reliable indication of what everyone thinks. Apply this to Chrome and in my view it's highly likely with a sample of a third of all Internet users in the world, you could come up with very representative metrics about every site out there.
That was what I was trying to get at. Good Job Claarky!
There's pages on sites I've built I've never even seen (and I'm not sure anyone has), but that doesn't mean they or the sites they're on aren't useful to anyone either ... But a single 'satisfied Chrome visit' wouldn't be enough to 'score' them or the entire site on by any stretch either.
I would lay money on the fact that they are not ranked in the top 10 for any quantifiable search term either.
I am inclined to believe that Google engages in subterfuge. Is it a conspiracy? No. It is the culture of corporate America. If they divulged all their sources, then not only can webmasters skew their data set but competitors can replicate it.