TheOptimizationIdiot - 10:07 pm on May 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
I thought it was changed to "everflux" with Big Daddy, but didn't want to confuse anything? But that's still the updating of the index itself, more rapidly and not exactly what I'm talking about it seems like we're seeing.
Say a page goes from 5 to 6, but only 5 and 6 switch places 1 to 4 and 7 to N all stay the same. The "switching" of positions between 5 and 6 doesn't likely indicate a "full index" upadate (imo). I think that's more like an "on the way out" switch of positions by a mechanism in the system.
* And I'm probably not explaining what I'm thinking very well, but there's a bit of a difference in what I'm talking about and "The Google Dance" or general "Everflux" and what I'm thinking, but whether it's only "semantic" or actually "means something" or "tells us anything" remains to be seen.
What I'm talking about seems more like "publishing the index", then when they go to get the results, pulling one page out of it's "published position" (say #3 to stick with the previous example) and displaying it in a different position when someone searches (say #27).
All the other results stay in the same order as the "published index" but "shift up" a position to fill the gap left by removing #3 and displaying it at #27 instead.