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 In one implementation, search engine 125 may compare the average traffic for a document over the last j days (e.g., where j=30) to the average traffic during the month where the document received the most traffic, optionally adjusted for seasonal changes, or during the last k days (e.g., where k=365). Optionally, search engine 125 may identify repeating traffic patterns or perhaps a change in traffic patterns over time. It may be discovered that there are periods when a document is more or less popular (i.e., has more or less traffic), such as during the summer months, on weekends, or during some other seasonal time period. By identifying repeating traffic patterns or changes in traffic patterns, search engine 125 may appropriately adjust its scoring of the document during and outside of these periods.
When I evaluate the websites that list in the top ten for a term, with a view to getting my own listed in there too, I tend to look initially at...
So I will not be surprised, if Google use much more than 250 factors now.
would you be surprised if google somehow takes into account if the domain is being promoted through adwords?
1. How many pages on the competitor's site are returned for the keyword - do the search [site:example.com keyword]. Google wants more and more to rank pages that point to a rewarding SITE experience for their users, and for some words, you'll need a significant resource focused just on that keyword.
on the theory that this is a signal of spam and those links may be discounted or even hurt your backlink profile.
wonder if I should contact those two sites that link to us from their category tree and ask them to remove the links to our site?