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I see cache, I'd love to see it gone, would be huge
I know one of your big concerns about it, though, is that it's an easy backdoor for scrapers.
* at 400px wide ( same as most phone resolution ) I can read almost all the text ( size 12pt or 14pt..which is "average size for most pages "body content" ) on every page on any site ( mine or anyone elses ) with no difficulty ..in "preview"..
I have no need to actually "visit" most sites now..and these are "older eyes"..
Old or not, you've got same darn good eyes if you can easily read the text on those preview images...
The flyout preview thingy isn't intuitive nor obvious enough to know that it's there.
Please go with your best judgment and do not worry too much about rationalizing every single rating decision
Sometimes you may feel unsure which of two ratings to give: Relevant or Useful? Not Relevant or Relevant? When you are unsure, select the lower rating.
IMPORTANT: When to rate live vs. cache:
If live page loads . Rate the live page .
If live doesnít load, but cache loads . Rate the cache page .
If neither cache nor live page loads . Rating is Didnít Load .
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 10:40 pm (utc) on Sep 24, 2011]
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Actually, my biggest concern has always been it's more face time on Google, less face time on our sites, more ad opportunity for Google, less ad opportunity for us.That's the common thread that ties everything about Google since 2007-2008 when their natural growth stopped. They want people to start previewing site after site and maybe they'll click on ad instead. There isn't much more left to rig, one more Panda and the Senate might very well call the algo team so they try these tricks, each designed to send us less and less click.
Where does the preview image come from?
That's not in step with the cached copy either. The preview image can be many months old.