Google spasms - a stab at analysis

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In the low-content gusher that is the current G update thread at WMW (am I the only lamer that still takes a deep breath and dips into these?), moderator Caveman attempts a mid-stream guess at what might be going on. Lots of talk about TrustRank and age beating allcomers.

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Thank you.

For finding the caveman nugget and saving me from wading through that:)

Age seems to be a more

Age seems to be a more important factor than previously although some very old sites have also been hammered. All will no doubt be revealed with stage 3 due this week (Wed?) followed by some serious flux presumably while they tweek it.

how about steveb's later post

how about steveb's later post on authority and trust? I like that better than guessing: the update is in transition, and has some involvement with trusted sites and authority sites (a given?) and the current SERPs reflect the ongoing changes.

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