Send Google "fat pings" of content before publishing it on the web, to make it easier for Google to tell where content appeared first on the web. Like it!
Not quite as easy as it may sound to implement, but I'm sure they can and hope they do.
If they make it work retrospectively - could someone "steal" your content then by copying your old content and sending Google the "fat ping"?
They would actually have to build that type of a "filter" in to do it and get close to right, because if you pinged and I was constantly scraping you and the "pingbot" was later to your site than the "regularbot" was to mine I could steal your content even though you pinged, so attribution of originality in that type of system would have to really be based on "ping time v discovered time" where "ping time" would override "discovered time" when the "ping time" was earlier -- If someone's going to code that far to get "future publications" attributed correctly, then it's relatively easy to not attribute originality to a "pinged page" when the content has been in the system since before the "ping" was received.
Create new meta tag "no-title-change" Like it!
I think even cooler would be something like "TitleSuggest", so if the algo had a title that was determined should get more clicks, when someone used TitleSuggest, rather than the algo "auto-overriding" the title in the SERPs, there would be a notice with the algo determined suggestion(s) in WMT allowing the webmaster to decide which title(s) to test and use. Added:
This one could get super cool if they went "all the way" with it. For instance, if the algo came up with 5 different titles that were determined to work better for 5 different queries a page is returned for, then the "current page title" and "suggested titles" were displayed in WMT with "check boxes" for a webmaster to indicate use/don't-use the title of the page on the site wouldn't need to change, but things could really be "dialed in" by the webmaster, especially if "projected number of displays to clicks" v. "actual number of displays to clicks" were presented for the current title and each suggestion when used -- This would also eliminate situations like the recent thread here where a wrong city was present in a title algorithmically, because the webmaster could "turn that title off" and fix the issue -- That's a complicated system to code, but it is Google, so I'll just venture to guess if they want to they can write the code to make it happen ;)
I'd like to see some sort of report to help webmasters "bridge the gap" from old to new SEO... I like this one too!
I think even a "quality score" published in WMT would give people some help or at least an indication of "current standing" and, yes, it makes things "more reverse-engineerable", but if the score was really based on quality then who cares? because to "game the system" people would really have to create higher-quality sites, which really isn't gaming at all.
Page rank should die imo. FYP:
TBPR display should have died long, long, long ago -- lol
[edited by: JD_Toims at 12:38 am (utc) on Nov 23, 2013]