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It's just us getting the +'s

There has been absolutely no response to our startling announcement of the great advance of the '+' in our keyword phrases as reported on Analytics.

Not only was there no reaction here - not too surprising but nothing on the SEO forum where you ususally get a rasberry at least.

So it's not happening to anyone else or they don't care.

We've also noticed the impact of Big Daddy diminishing in terms of the differences between results from the different data centers but it ain't over yet.

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