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For many sites, the index page seems to be buried on search terms for which logic determines they should rank highly. Is this a transient feature, like some of the other recent issues, resulting from the changeover to newer data? Or is it due to a more fundamental algorithmic change?
E.g. if I have been recently searching for "Car Sales", and then later search for "BMW", will the results be tailored to sites with information or selling bmw cars based around my local area?
Sites translated into foreign languages (may or may not have separate domains but would have duplicate pages for each langauge) could seem like mirrors.
Cross linking these sites to share content, resources and to add user flexibility.