backdraft7 - 1:50 pm on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
Therefore, a site can have spammy stuff on the page but rank well because of good visitor behaviour.
That's quite the counter intuitive assumption...if you have a spammy site, logic dictates that user's will bail, UNLESS users PREFER spammy sites or just down know or care what constitutes spammy. If they are bailing (I do) then user behavior should be in the dumper.
People eat micky d's trash and it doesn't bother them, so go figure. Google knows it's visitor more than they know themselves, right?
I think if you examine the sites at the top, for the most part they have one thing in common...well funded, large staff, massive volume of mostly thin pages - but nevertheless the proverbial 900lb Gorilla. For the most part, M&P's are instantly filed as "low quality" and are pushed out.
Oh, and of course I can't leave out the daily traffic report...
Still seeing spiky traffic, down to zero, then it pops back up , followed by a matching spike in threats, which takes the server down again, rinse & repeat all day. I can only assume is the ongoing WP BFA.
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