Here's the link: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/...factor/261629/

The article is titled Google Does Not Use Pogo-Sticking As a Ranking Factor.

It's probably best that we clarify the issue here before we start referring to this article as exhibit A (lol) if we happen to defend "pogo sticking as not a ranking factor".

Is it? Or is it not?

I'm a bit disappointed with the author or whoever is responsible for the article title. They quoted John Mueller as saying "We try not to use signals like that when it comes to search." And yet the title assumes that Google does not use pogo-sticking as a ranking factor. Mueller said "THEY TRY NOT TO". That doesn't really equate to "THEY DO NOT".

Anyways, seems like we'd still have more luck trusting what our users want, instead of what Google employees publicly declare.