Short answer? Yes, they do

Short answer? Yes, they do know. They just don't care since the various factions within Google seem to have wildly different personal goals. It has been interesting, and sad, to see the way Google has decided to address the shortcoming in their own algorithms and how much collateral damage they are willing to accept as a part of that. 

 

Short answer? Yes, they do

Short answer? Yes, they do know. They just don't care since the various factions within Google seem to have wildly different personal goals. It has been interesting, and sad, to see the way Google has decided to address the shortcoming in their own algorithms and how much collateral damage they are willing to accept as a part of that. 

 

Seriously? With everything

Seriously? With everything they have wrong with the current serps 'this' is such a massive issue that it's worth spending time on?

Seriously? With everything

Seriously? With everything they have wrong with the current serps 'this' is such a massive issue that it's worth spending time on?

I think that it may be just

I think that it may be just as likely that their audience is simply moving on. 2 years ago TC was on my daily look at list. I havn't been there in perhaps 2 months now. And I'm sure I'm not the only one. I feel that the quality of the writing there has seena dramatic drop, the increase in was I refer to press release journalism has grown substantially, and a whole host of other reasons they simply aren't the site they were 2 years ago. At least for me.

This doesn't account for the sudden drop in traffic lst month, but it does account for quite a lot. 

Right. And while I have no

Right. And while I have no doubt that traffic/visits play no role in rankings, the loss of readership directly affects the amount of links they generate each day based on sharing and posting etc. And I believe that may play a large role in why they are dropping. Sort of like spiraling down the toilet ;)

Right. And while I have no

Right. And while I have no doubt that traffic/visits play no role in rankings, the loss of readership directly affects the amount of links they generate each day based on sharing and posting etc. And I believe that may play a large role in why they are dropping. Sort of like spiraling down the toilet ;)

I wonder how he would respond

I wonder how he would respond to is it dark at night? I can already hear the explanation in my head. For most people, yes, it is dark at night, but for a very few people it can actually be light out at night. To help us determine if you should be using a flashlight outside we take a look at your IP address and then try to place you geographically.................

I am so glad our clients finally get it and no longer pay any attention at all to Google. 

And some of us have been

And some of us have been warning that Google has been turning "us" in to the human portion of the algorithm and doing the things they can't do programatically for them. Can't solve it with an algo? Make it a rule or a tool and let the SEOs do it for you. I believe I even made an obscene gesture about this in yesterday's HOA. 

And some of us have been

And some of us have been warning that Google has been turning "us" in to the human portion of the algorithm and doing the things they can't do programatically for them. Can't solve it with an algo? Make it a rule or a tool and let the SEOs do it for you. I believe I even made an obscene gesture about this in yesterday's HOA.