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@Robert Charlton TA continues crowding all over the place, no change here
there is another issue: it makes a site look spammy and may destroy its brand in the longer term. people hate being spammed with the same domain over and over - they want diversity and choice, pretty basic stuff.
as a webmaster, i definitely would assume black-hat tactics if i didn't know better.
Truth be told, the display of how many urls to show from one domain is a setting, it has nothing to do with the algorithm but since the lie will be repeated a multitude of times because parroting Matt Cutts is default behavior most will believe the googly "truth".
...the display of how many urls to show from one domain...
...But there's a more interesting question underneath this question to me, which is, how do you rank web pages vs PDF documents?... Google's philosophy is to try to determine, as best we can, what's the utility of the next result? Is the user better returned by serving a PDF? Or are they better served by returning a web document? And it's a really hard problem....
...It's an imperfect science. It's much more of an art than a science, because different people will have different philosophies. Some people don't like to get PDFs.... But we try our best to say... what's the best match for the user? What's going to give them the best value and help them out the most in terms of their information need?
Also, is anyone seeing a drop in regional relevancy? Searched for a tradesman in Liverpool (UK city) returns some .au results (Australian business directory listing site).
Not sure of the improvements from what I'm seeing in verticals i monitor. RustyBrick has some screenshots here [seroundtable.com...] as well to reinforce that belief.
[edited by: tedster at 1:53 am (utc) on Oct 3, 2012]