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So when I site falls from the top spot and is replaced by another, it is impossible to say whether or not it was the top site that was "penalized" or the rising site that was "rewarded" or some mix of both.
not buying links and not operating a PBN do not create any value for the user.
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Personally I view the concept of "zero sum" in a more general sense. I don't see it as simply the top 10 rankings get all the traffic. I see it more like each day X amount of people are searching for something and that pie is getting sliced up each day. The top ten ranking sites get slices of that pie, so does Google as they add more things to the serps, and there is probably a slice of traffic that no one gets because those are people unhappy with results.
[edited by: MrSavage at 2:12 pm (utc) on Mar 20, 2017]
Why would they waste their time and resources to design complex system and conspiracies to hide something that they can eliminate whenever they wish?As per other thread, I think SERPs is zero-sum, nevertheless...
One can only know that a visitor was referred, not what they asked, not the position of the link that referred them.
if 200 words postulate n, then 400 words 2n, 1200 words 6n possible different queries as a minimum; in all probability, in my experience, the results are more likely to be exponential than linear.
Despite Google's disproportionate billions in net earnings, rapidly, exponentially & unreasonably increasing in the past 10 years at a time of global economic crisis, people are in denial
None of that is relevant to the topic at handReally? says who? Sounds a bit presumptuous to me . . .
Before that, it created mighty print empires.And that was such a good thing that it must be allowed to happen again in a modern incarnation?
irrespective of if it gets referred to Site A or Site B. . . or C, meaning multiple other Google properties and paid ads pasted all over the place - all presumably towards a better user experience? Try pasting ads all over the place (above fold, below fold, left, etc etc, and see what happens!).