Hello, I think you misunderstood what he was saying...or he didn't clarify enough. In either case, here is what was meant. You, as a user, can delete any UNPOSTED article. Once the article is LIVE, you can delete your LINK from the article..and that is the purpose of the delete key. You cannot delete the article entirely, because it may have comments that people paid for. That is the only fair and logical way to for it to work.
Like Justin said, "
We loaded in another 483 sites last week and in the process nuked some of the historical ranking data. Going forward the tracking info is right, but we need to try and recover the historical data and merge it back in. There are no deindexed sites in the network and when they do come up, we take them offline". So we are working on the display of the PR, but the PR is fine and there are no De-indexed sites".
There are always a few people who are saying that, there have been a few people saying it since the beginning. Because 3 or 4 people said it wasn't working in the begining, did that mean it wasn't? Despite the countless case studies and testimonials? Of course not....Thousands of people are still using HPS and ranking. You can always find a few people who says something doesn't work and with SEO, there are so many variables, its hard to pinpoint what they are doing.
As far as indexing goes, we never have claimed to offer any kind of indexing. Its a pointless, unstable and unreliable metric. Are indexed links more valuable then non indexed links...yes, but there is no reliable way to calculate, measure, verify or use the information for SEO. Google doesn't share accurate numbers and 3rd party crawlers, with limited resources and bandwidth, who crawl and index small fractions of the web are even LESS reliable. I've seen those services say one site has 9000 indexed links and then a few days later say it only has 2000. Did those links just disappear? NO..they just cleaned out their database to make room for more..that doesn't mean those links disappeared. These guys only have a limited amount of bandwidth and they got to continue crawling new sites, plus re-crawl old sites on a limited budget. GOOGLE crawls only a fraction of the web, with its billions of dollars, and you think these other guys can do it reliably? I'm not going to waste my time tracking something so volatile, unstable and unreliable when there are other things out there worth tracking...like PR, Crawling and SERPS.
That being said, you won't find HPS on any 3rd party anyway, like we said from the beginning when we went private, we block crawling bots. We block everyone except for Google. We made the network private, it would be silly to do that and then leave an easy way to find the network. But like I said, its a silly metric to use anyway and those 3rd party ones are even more silly.
We can only control what we offer and that is PR, crawled links in Google's database, that will positively effect SERPS. Thats it, that is all we are focused on and all we offer. If you want to chase indexing numbers, by all means, you have every right to...but don't waste your time trying to convince me to stare at the bark, when what I want to see, is the forest.