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Actual credit to Josh for spotting this: https://twitter.com/joshbachynski/status/302479588020346880
Also, skip to http://youtu.be/vaT0aie9Wqk?t=4m for the statement by John Mueller.
Thats actually pretty interesting - hopefully they make Panda work like this as well!
Does anyone else feel a bit uneasy when he uses the words "not really" so much in the video?
So this is kind of big. It means we won't see a bunch of recoveries at once, but rather over time. It also kind of explains why people are seeing incremental drops or decreases over time instead of one big drop like before. Google seems to be processing links as they go and dropping their weight. I think it was Patrick Altoft who hypothesized this a few weeks ago?
It is - insinuates an entirely different way of operating than thought.
I should point out, John seems to backstep on his comments here: https://plus.google.com/108833983815923249955/posts/iLaBosTVgHr - hope he answers my follow up to that.
Well, it wouldn't be like a Google employee to commit to an answer now, would it!