Dymero - 5:12 pm on Jun 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
@indyank, interesting ideas. Unfortunately, I don't immediately see how this could be tested. But if it is ever proved, it'd fly in the face of just about every statement from Google, that says they don't use stats for rankings. I know few at this forum believe that, though. Just saying.
I suppose they could use the same aggregate data to turn the tap off, if you hit your Transaction limit for the day. But that seems a bit... evil.
I've heard this a lot, but it hasn't been my experience that a tap is turned on or off at certain times. There are low times and high times throughout a day, but that's to be expected. Of course, I'm sure there are theories why some sites see the tap turned off and some don't, some more conspiratorial than others.