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...Sometimes people search more, sometimes people search less. Sometimes your site is more relevant, sometimes it's the less relevant.Thanks to Barry and Glenn Gabe for following up on this and finding an official comment.
There's no quota.
There's nothing where we would say oh we will send five hundred visitors today and when we reach 500 will stop sending traffic. That's not how search works.
joined:Dec 29, 2016
What's the mechanism of personalization? Google displays different web pages to different users based on "personal" factors.
This is exactly the same as "throttling"
samwest, you confuse zombies and throttling.
The old articles lost rank positions and the new one gain rank.
those long tail keywords and getting lots of traffic,
I won't get into motives, except to say that Google is optimizing its own site for best user experience, just as I would assume you are doing for yours.
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is your logic, because Google must generate profits, then they must be engaging manipulative practices such as throttling, therefore Throttling must exist?
The representativeness heuristic is simply described as assessing similarity of objects and organizing them based around the category prototype (e.g., like goes with like, and causes and effects should resemble each other). This heuristic is used because it is an easy computation. The problem is that people overestimate its ability to accurately predict the likelihood of an event. Thus, it can result in neglect of relevant base rates and other cognitive biases....Comments about sample size, etc, in the article also worth pondering.
user experience on most websites is adjusted to produce a result. In my case that would be more sales and in Google's case it would be more clicks.