TheOptimizationIdiot - 10:34 pm on Mar 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
I mean statistical determination of sample size of queries.
There's 34 names of people posting in this thread.
(35 counting franklee, but I did the math on 34)
Many are complaining about their specific site's rankings, but only 6 have said anything about noticing only results filled with spam.
Being generous and assuming the 6 people saying they notice spam filled results track 1000 unique queries a day each that's .6% out of 1 million, .0006% out of 1 billion, .0000006% out of 1 trillion.
Being super generous and assuming everyone who's posted sees only spam (that's not the case), because I for one don't, but assuming they do and all track the generous number of 1000 unique queries per day, it accounts for 3.4% of 1 million, 0.0034% of 1 billion, 0.0000034% of 1 trillion.
To have a trillion+ queries in a year they have 1,902,587 queries a minute. How is 1.8% (0.001241% of daily queries) of the queries they have in 1 minute close to large enough to be representative of even the daily number of queries (2,739,726,030) when the algo is updated 500+ times a year or 1.4 times per day? Never mind thinking it's representative of the year.