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16 companies that own search results

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by beingink, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    This article by viperchill blew my mind, not because certain companies practically own major profitable keywords but by the fact that these companies have again proven that much shit that gurus throw out is diarrhea.

    A good read

    http://www.viperchill.com/google-control/
     
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  2. redrays

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    Meet the new Google, same as the old Google.
     
  3. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    Where's the like button when you need it.
     
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    Always interesting to see the concentration of power. Then again, if you're gonna dominate those kind of search volumes you need quite some capital to stay on top.
     
  5. redrays

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    It's seriously amazing how little changes. Here's something from 2013 you might enjoy: http://www.seobook.com/scalable-seo
     
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    Is anyone actually shocked by this?

    I'm surprised it's only 16 companies. I thought it would be at least half of that.

    Does the same apply for Bing? Does anyone know?
     
  7. redrays

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    I don't have numbers, but my impression is that Bing is moving in this direction but still not as extreme as Google.

    I don't know whether anyone is shocked, but I see a lot of value in writing and sharing articles like these. The mainstream stuff getting published about seo is certainly trying to tell us the opposite. Even on this forum there's at least one Jr Vip who stops by every big blackhat thread to spew conventional wisdom garbage.
     
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    What the gurus propose is just stuff to sucker the noobs out of their money. I don't think they actually even believe that stuff. It's more likely that they pay someone to do their SEO for them, than doing it themselves. So they're either lying (surprise) or they've got no idea what they're talking about and they're just repeating what everyone else is saying.

    Or it could be both.

    I did like the article. I wasn't aware that so many famous brands were owned by the same companies.
     
  9. ThopHayt

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    Its a self-feeding loop... Google ranks these sites high, so they become popular and people search for them a lot and give them massive traffic. In turn, having massive traffic and getting searched for a lot help them gain massive authority and rank everywhere. Which in turn repeats step one.

    -ThopHayt
     
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    The exact way aol search engine went downhill
     
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    And those results sucks. Lots of Forbes and Wiki at top as well and they are garbage with tons of ads. Worthless shit. I miss the old Google when Bloggers were writing content from their heart not big Enterprises trying to ruin the game.
     
  12. redrays

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    Fair point, it's probably that they have no idea and feel safe parroting what everyone else says.

    Btw, I intentionally did not name names in my post, hoping to draw out the Jr Vip I was complaining about. And sure enough he dropped by to say something useless :)
     
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    Amazing, there are always a few that control half the world.
     
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    good read, thanks for sharing this ;)
     
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    Google "Do no evil" haha:):) in your dreams.Google SERPS looks like total shit.
     
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    For the record I don't think Google is "placing" certain companies into the top of their results. They run an AI engine that makes their SERPS and it just so happens that right now the things that these large companies have going for their sites are highly regarded by that AI and its algorithm. Clearly, as we saw with Overstock.com, Google is willing to burn down a big boy if it crosses their algo's cross hairs. The things I see as the biggest weakness in the algo right now is that it seems to favor high traffic, and searches that that factor creates a bar to entry into the upper echelon. Who else BUT an Amazon, Best Buy, etc, etc has the traffic and brand awareness needed to compete at that level? My thought is that because of this you will see changes in the top only happen very slowly, with most the big boys staying for long periods of time, only to be replaced when a meteoric rising star beats them at the sheer volume game that Google's algorithm has become.

    -ThopHayt
     
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    The Isley Brothers and R. Kelly's "Busted" came to mind when I read this. And I laughed. Hard.

    One thing I did take away from this was which results to avoid when I'm searching for things online. I never liked the majority of these sites anyway. Top Ten Reviews is clearly an affiliate website. I hate IGN with a passion. I haven't been using their site for about two years now. About.com is garbage too. I mostly avoid the magazine/news sites unless I'm writing something for a client, and I need an authority site to link to that's proving my point - like a statistic or something.

    I'd rather read blogs. I like the honesty and personality of them.
     
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    Awesome Read Thanks for Sharing That.
     
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    Not surprising. Once they have one of their websites ranking #1 for a variety of keywords and it's profitable, what else can they do to increase market share on search? Make another website to rank #2 and another to rank #3.
     
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    Google is selling SEO to big companies, they don't want us!!