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"We’re doing a better job of detecting when someone is sort of an authority in a specific space, could be medical or could be travel or whatever, and trying to make sure that those rank a little more highly if you’re some sort of authority or a site that according to the algorithms we think might be a little more appropriate for users."
Not really seeing a LOT of increase in traffic though (weekend?) despite some new top 3 ranks.
From the lack of chatter about this, it would appear that the update isn't affecting a lot of people yet (either that, or everyone is off fishing).
I was actually surprised to see the huge difference as compared to last year. I'm thinking this is consistent with previous theories that people are moving away from Google search to find certain things. Maybe another search engine? Maybe social media?
From what I've seen so far, if I'd have to guess I think they're turning up the trust dial for older pages. My strongest showings are pages I've had from the start of my site.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 9:11 pm (utc) on Jul 16, 2013]
[edit reason] removed overly specific market area [/edit]