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Old 08-02-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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I saw this idea about google's data centers and the predictive ability of search words. It seemed interesting. Think its possible?
Google's data center's may be more than they appear

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Old 08-02-2014, 02:13 PM
 
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Think its possible?
No. But it is possible to get people to *believe* in it. Then they will follow a predefined pattern based on the beliefs you've instilled on them.

Look at it like this. Many people believe that submitting to a search engine *will* drive traffic to their website. But that's not correct! Most people only view the first three pages of search results (another trained behavior). So close to 100% of "submitted" websites aren't ever on the first three pages.

Yet people submit thousands of websites everyday *thinking*, before long, traffic will be driven to their website. It takes more than just submitting a site to get it to be listed on the first three pages of a search result.

I just did a test search and received a list of 165,000,000 entries. There are 8 results *from my search* on each page. There are ads and other things but that doesn't count in this example. The first three pages, then, show 24 results from my search. So 24 is what percentage of 165,000,000? Pretty much 0.
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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I'm not sure how that relates to the article...

Did you read it?
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:39 PM
 
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I'm not sure how that relates to the article...
That's why that kind of stuff works so good.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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The article had nothing to do with search results / search engine optimization. It seems you may be making a point about how search engine optimization frequently doesn't work.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:44 AM
 
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The article had nothing to do with search results / search engine optimization. It seems you may be making a point about how search engine optimization frequently doesn't work.
I'm pretty sure it talked, more or less, about "the predictive ability of search words" just like you said. No?
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:24 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure it talked, more or less, about "the predictive ability of search words" just like you said. No?
Not in the way you are thinking. Your original post was talking about driving traffic to a website, which as the OP pointed out, has nothing to do with the article.

Mosaic Theory: Why Google's Cap-Ex In Data Centers Is Entirely Different From Their Competitors
  • Google data centers could be used to securely store and analyze data on searches.
  • Searches on Google may be predictive of fluctuations in stock prices.
  • Google’s move into providing internet service may eliminate a potential weakness. By excluding other Internet Service Providers, Google can prevent potential leaks.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:12 PM
 
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Not in the way you are thinking. Your original post was talking about driving traffic to a website, which as the OP pointed out, has nothing to do with the article.
Oh... That was just an example of the psychological effect in play here - trained response.
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