TheOptimizationIdiot - 4:21 pm on Mar 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
@TOI, do you remember the site i mentioned yesterday ( with the php-login and nothing on it )? Guess what, it climbed 2 positions from 10 to 8! But a page from me that was on page one got a -30 position hit!
I'm seeing the -10% indexed pages data set today, but the SERPs I've checked haven't budged.
@ - TOI & MIW - definitely seeing some very odd movement and even "Day Parting" (see, I'm not using the Zombie word anymore) or throttling periods where G must be diverting traffic through more paid channels. I believe if they had their way, they'd eliminate organic results overnite for a 100% paid system. The Wild West days are over my friends!
I'm seeing 24 hour switching on indexed pages (day 5 now and on the - dataset. I'm not worried though, they'll go back up tomorrow am just like they did yesterday lol).
Oddly quiet in the SERPs though. I'm seeing almost 0 movement in the ones I've checked and still not a single new page indexed (start of day 6 since they were added).
A thread full of "I see this. I see that" reporting would not be as helpful imo. So, thank you TOI and Wilburforce for making us think a little bit more about statistics while webmasterin.
Sure thing and I had fun with it too and it definitely made me think more than once.
Had fun with it except the little part where I was thinking since the decks were individual and each person was drawing from a unique deck the calculation was * 6 rather than ^ 6 like it is for 6 people picking the winning lottery numbers for the same drawing. Gotta remind myself to double check the maths before replying next time! lol
One of the biggest reasons I read here is it always challenges me to think about the concepts more since I can't just go looking at the sites people are talking about and I definitely believe it's a good thing that's helped me quite a bit over the years I've been a reader here.
I've seen scraper pages removed, yet Google still trusts them enough top place even more of their ill gotten content on page 1. What happened to the "Trust" metric?
The trust metric is still there. They obviously trust if they show the scraper instead of the original their visitors will likely never know or care and even if someone does notice they trust there's nothing anyone can do about it, because if I remember right when things like that happen "The algorithm did it!" not them.
I think we just misunderstand what "trust" and "quality" mean and how they are applied sometimes lol