Put another way: I care a lot about SEO. But then I think about why I care. I care because I want people to come to my site. SEO's "role" is to get search engines to put your site in the results so people will click into the site. What I actually think is way more important than SEO, and what we do not talk about enough about, is the "then what" questions. So you SEO up your site and get people to click the search engine result. Then what? It's one thing to get them there it's another to keep them there. I see so many people obsessing about SEO and then I visit their site and it's not a pleasant experience. One thing we are working on is a streamlined account creation process whereby a guest could actually post a message and in sends them an email to "active" their post. What really happens is the user is registering an account in a two-step process and their post is held until they complete it. We think this lowers the barrier to registration.
Search Engine Optimization is important. But so many people forget that you must have content that is Optimized to get people to care to use a Search Engine to find it and then, once they do, actually stay on your site to read it.
Would you mind doing a normal cron setup to simulate how clients would normally do it? Just a normal one running once a minute. I fear your setup may cause problems with the new queue logic. But either way you're already seeing an improvement of 4 times per cycle which is good
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