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Downward spiral of Google?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by merc123, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. merc123

    merc123 Newbie

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    I remember using Google before they were popular, previously using Altavista as my primary search engine.

    As of late I have noticed that searches I am performing have less and less relevant content and even after skimming through the "relevant" useless sites (usually blackhat driven) I still can not find relevant pages. I believe this may be the start signal of downfall of Google's empire.

    I am looking for alternative search engines now.
     
  2. gjcontent

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    this thread again?
     
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    Swifty BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't understand this, I'm new to this, my websites are all growing in traffic, sure it might be hard to rank, but you just got to keep on.
     
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    Very true. It's not instant and you must put a lot of effort on your website. Don't believe in hype of the sh*tty method you can get everywhere.
     
  5. Ki113r

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    Google has only just begun, son.
     
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  6. WrightWilliams

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    Good luck. You're talking about the most powerful non-social website on earth. Have fun with that.
     
  7. merc123

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    My post is not on the basis that no one will be able to utilize SEO with Google. The point is that if someone, like me, who is using Google for actual SEARCHING, all I'm getting is irrelevant garbage to my search. This would mean, as a user of Google, I will look for more accurate and useful search engines that provide RELEVANT results. This in turn would hurt SEO because folks will stop using Google. Stop thinking page rank and my website is this. If no one is USING Google no one is going to your #1 page ranked website either. Bing has started to capitalize on this already in their commercials.

    Think of it like this. You're hungry and you are looking for pizza. You walk into a Home Depot looking for a pepperoni pizza. I don't care how many aisles you are going down, you will not find a pizza in Home Depot. Eventually people will stop going to Home Depot to look for a pepperoni pizza. This is exactly what is happening with Google SEARCHES. People can not find what they want because it's all useless junk.
     
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    Correction:
    SEO People would stop using a search engine that just gave them garbage.
    The average person would not understand it is only garbage, if it's good garbage.
     
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  9. RankGeek

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    Ow man! Google can REALLY help you find Pizza in a Home Depot! Believe it :) There are millions of people who're doing exactly that - selling products they have nothing to do with!
    And like some said, Google is way too powerful. Other engines are not even worth it. One of my sites on Page 2 of Google has 2000% more traffic than from being #1 on Bing. Really!
     
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    I use DuckDuckGo instead of Google nowadays. This is mainly because of my personal and ethical disdain for Google's advanced tracking crap they do; giving you targeted ads and such.

    I like DuckDuckGo's results. They have semantic search just like Google; it's not like you're missing much.
     
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    Alternative to Google can be a little out of box thinking. You have to be bold. Bing could do some of the works for you.
     
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    Just because you can't find some things on google does not mean the down spiral of google, I'd feel so sorry for you if you ever invest in stocks.
     
  13. partymarty4870

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    why does this SE always come up whenever anyone is discussing the downfall of G

    If and when G does get overtaken, I guarantee it will not be by duckduckgo. It's a stupid brandname and the person(s) who are responsible should take their marketing ideas from preschoolers next time, because surely they'd come up with a better brand.
     
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    I can't argue about the brandname being a poor choice, but the search results and experience is more solid with DuckDuckGo than any other SE I've used recently. I'd like to see it take a bigger market share.

    I used to love Google, but I am disappointed with the state of their search quality from both a user and business perspective.
     
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    Really? You reckon this is what is going to pull Google down? Even if everybody here shared your experience and moved away from Google it would still be by far the most used search engine on the internet. Many have proclaimed the beginning of the end for Google, and it's still pretty much all-powerful. Let's come back to this thread in a few months time and see how Google's doing then.
     
  16. merc123

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    So you're saying Joe Blow is searching for something and all he is getting is artificial blog posts with nothing but ads down the side telling him to click this and click that, he won't get tired of it and give up searching? How many people actually go beyond the first few pages?

    If someone is searching for my race team on Google, the website for the team falls on the middle of page 4. A blog post (wordpress PR9) written about me and my team by a 3rd party is the 2nd result on page 1 and last result on page 1 is a forum post I made on another website (4m PR3). However, on Yahoo's results I'm about the 5th result on page 1. Page 2 on Bing. Also 6th result on DuckDuckGo since it was brought up by others. None of the other websites shown on Google results show up in the other search engines. No SEO on my website at all, just the typical keywords, description and that's it. If folks can't find me on Google, they will go somewhere else. Here in lies the issue. Sure, you can say well it's just your site but I'm pretty sure there are many relevant sites that aren't showing up either.



    There is no doubt that Google generates more traffic. I can attest to this as well. What I'm forecasting is that eventually if Google doesn't change their algo's again that people will
    start to wane with the B.S. results they're getting.

    I invest in highly speculative stocks... It's not about finding "some things" it's about finding RELEVANT things.

    HotBot, Excite, MetaCrawler, Ask Jeeves, and Altavista. Some of the top search engines in the 90's. 10 years later, you have Yahoo, Bing and Google.
    Originally my list went Altavista, MetaCrawler, Google in ranking from worst to best for search. MetaCrawler was the best for it's time and I loved using it. Gave me extremely relevant searches. Google came along
    and changed all of that and I used Meta and Google synchroniously from a search stand point. Things change and if Google can not provide relevant results people will stop using it as a search engine. Ask Jeeves is a prime example of this. They had commercials and everything on television. Problem? They could not provide relevant data.

    Exactly my sentiment.
     
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