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[edited by: tedster at 11:54 am (utc) on Apr 1, 2013]
It feels like something big rolled through...I've seen movement in SERPs the last few days, below us mostly. Page 2's seem to have the most movement on them but mostly relevant listings.
All this talk of user interaction although Google states they DO NOT use data from Analytics in their algorithm. Belief or not?
Chrome data includes all sites, just the user sample is not covered 100%
But still chrome data is much better than analytics just because of the simple fact that it includes all sites. And your description of the typical chrome user just matches the description of internet usage as a whole.
I'm not saying Chrome data has NO use at Google, however. It does give them some user behavior and other metrics to play with, it's just a limited set that wouldn't scale up to indicate something about the entire algo.
dilberry, have you got any numbers on typical Chrome users?
GfK Technology data shows that 36% of Google Chrome users are aged 16-24.
a survey I recently conducted shows that approximately half of Americans 45 years or older prefer Internet Explorer, with the remainder of senior citizens opting for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Opera, in that order.
As you can see on the chart, the percentages are reversed when it comes to their Gen Y grandkids — Americans between 18 and 24 years old — who overwhelmingly use Chrome. About half of them prefer Chrome, followed by Firefox (30%), IE (25%), and Safari and Opera (3.6% each).
The rules recommended by Google are simply "best practice ((recommendations))".
I've only noticed this kind of shifting through the day on somewhat low competition search terms - not big money terms. Does this line up with what others see?