SevenCubed - 4:22 pm on Nov 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
If Google consistently ranks a page number 1 for ten years (for its main keyword), then overnight that page falls to number 600, does it mean that for ten years that page was the best result on the web for that query, but now suddenly there are 599 better results?
Wow. Most excellent comment! That one forced me back in my chair. A fluid web, guided by an evolving algorithm, wouldn't behave like that. That post is one of those rare ones (for me) that stops an argument in it's tracks, even if I was on the wrong side of the argument. Thanks so much for that treasure :)