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Cutt says: Low Quality Exact Match Domains Are Google’s Next Target

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by xenter, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. xenter

    xenter Regular Member

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    Hmm. Annoying :) how will they determine low quality. Maybe low content/page count EMDs? Or EMDs in bad neighbourhoods?
     
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    Replies are even more Fu**ed

    This just sucks, im sure even white quality websites will get hurt
     
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    Funny, if it's low quality why would it be ranking to begin with?

    Sounds like Cunts is admitting the algo sucks...
     
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    This is a tad frightening given what most of my websites are. Though I'm curious how it will identify "low quality." My sites aren't low quality, however they are EMDs
     
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    True. But maybe what he is saying is that if there's a group of low quality sites or even average quality or whatever, EMDs will be dealt with more harshly than non EMDs. So basically they'll take a drop across the board.
     
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    Farewell, cars.com
     
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    Give them a chance... they've only had 14 years to figure out this 'search' thing...
     
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    If I have learned something from Google's previous algorithm changes, not even high quality unique content is enough when the algo decides that your site is of low quality. "Innocent" people always get hurt because the Big G doesn't mind a few casualties if they manage to drop some spammy sites from the search results.
     
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    "low quality" is the keyword here (pun intended).

    plus it only affects 0.6% of US results.

    to put that in perspective: if you rounded up 1,000,000 of us with EMDs, only 6,000 people would be affected.
     
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    Well, thats easy just cut the weight they give to the domain and let the other quality factors stand on its own.

    I left over 100 websites go, for the simple fact I have found I can do way better with putting the same content/products on 1 website and leveraging OTHER traffic then what Google wants to give you or take away at a whim, or a algo change goofup.
     
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    That's pretty facepalm misapplication of statistics even for BHW.
     
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    No surprise. Actually i'm shocked it took this long.

    Cars.com is not going anywhere but,

    linksyswrtg54g-2ghz-broadband-router-on-my-desktop.com is!
     
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    I'm quite glad about this actually. I see loads of shitty results like this and it is damn well annoying.
     
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    I have an emd, just like "cars.com" - not as cool, but still a type-in domain - for the purpose of this post, think "yatch.com" (it's kinda related). I've never worried about google even ranking it (but it's been pretty much at the 1st-2nd position forever). I got it about 10 years ago, and it has a 100% related website + content. So people want a yatch (again, not really, but close ;) ), they type my domain + .com. Couldn't care less if googla or the fat guy try to fix whatever is not broken, people will still type my domain, and I believe some of the EMDs are such an obvious choice that many people will still type them just to see if there's a related website.


     
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    Techniquely, brand names are exact match domains. :p
     
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    Hands up who else copy/pasted that into their browser. :itsme:
     
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    Found this rumor too.

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  20. wezzy

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    Yeah they probably will skip the quality check part anyway and just punish any EMD with less than 2500 words of content. They are just targetting mns AGAIN!

    45% of the money I spend on creating a mns goes to content and I'll be furious if I see any of my sites go down the drain just because some fuckhead wants to "improve the internet user's experience with Google".