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    Google ranking patent to deliberately confuse...
    This is a fascinating read..

    The Google Rank-Modifying Spammers Patent

    Scanning the patent document itself, this jumped out at me
    The rank transition function provides confusing indications of the impact on rank in response to rank-modifying spamming activities.
    It might explain my own personal confusion with my sites these past few months. I took some missteps that ultimately cost me good rankings (coding errors & poorly designed templates), and it's been very difficult to get things back on track. My actions shouldn't flag me as a spammer, but I've made many changes, some more drastic than others.. templates, layout, menus, etc...

    Perhaps it's time just to sit back, generate content and hope for the best.

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    Well that explains it.... the terrible results on Google are on purpose. To confuse "spammers". We should have known that G is too smart to screw EVERYTHING up. They meant to do it.

    It worked! Congratulations G, everyone is confused!

    Before this came along it was so easy to understand G

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    Pushing crap results to the top to confuse spammers is a wonderful idea. Those who attempt to put up quality content/sites will surely understand that the little bit of screen left to those who try to follow the rules is being utilized for the greater good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaizen View Post
    Pushing crap results to the top to confuse spammers is a wonderful idea. Those who attempt to put up quality content/sites will surely understand that the little bit of screen left to those who try to follow the rules is being utilized for the greater good.
    Google usning Chrome or IE shows Google shopping paid product Ads on buying search terms and now I see double arrows thta expand for the Googler to see the page one landing page to right of link. Hard to confuse the shoppers with a click trap site with this new "DISPLAY SITE' feature..
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    The "display site" featured has been around for a while in search results (very frustrating as Google Preview now counts as a visit, which it's actually not) - but are you saying the Ads are now displayed the same way?

    I wonder if that will be counted as a click you have to pay for??

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    I wonder if that will be counted as a click you have to pay for??
    Where is that pesky article titled: New Google Ads Drive Click Costs Up and Conversion Down! I know its around here some where!

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    $25.00/day
    Eligible clicks 1,257 impressions 68,990 1.82% cost per click $0.24 $295.80 search positions 2.2 sales= 213 adwords cost/sale $1.01

    Google Product Ads ( 136 item feed)
    $25.00/day
    Eligible clicks 923 impressions= 53,887 1.91% avg cost per click= $0.37 $344.37 position= 4.8 sales= 72 $3.88

    GA shows average sale is for $57.40 with minimum margin at 50% so the advertising cost per sale generated by Adwords/product Ads is so cheap it's laughable
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