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Michael Martinez does a thorough analysis of why attempting to determine ranking factors used in Google's algorithm is a futile exercise; but also discusses what we can learn from such surveys and data. From the article - "...the other missing piece of the puzzle: Analytics Latency. As the search engines figure out new ways to mix up their algorithms at more frequent paces, our analyses of those algorithms fall farther and farther behind. The scale of analysis calls for weeks or months (even if you can cull the results of 20,000 queries tonight) of planning, coding, and testing."
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from carly9124 1359 Days ago #
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Good post. It reminds us not to get distracted by attempting to conquer the impossible. Just do what we do best; sharing hints, tips and good practices that are proven to work.



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