22 Jul '16, 2pm

Data exploration from: An experiment in trying to predict Google rankings

Data exploration from: An experiment in trying to predict Google rankings

For this data, we reduced the entire data set to only include rankings in the top 20 and also removed the top four percent of observations based on referring domains. The goal in removing the top four percent of referring domains was to keep URLs such as Google, Yelp and other large websites from having undue influence on the averages. Since we were focusing on service industry results, we wanted to make sure that local business websites would likely be compared, and not major directories.

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