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Google to adopt ‘semantic search’ within months, WSJ says

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rebbeca, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. rebbeca

    rebbeca Regular Member

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    http://www.bgr.com/2012/03/15/google-to-adopt-semantic-search-within-months-wsj-says/

    Ready to make some changes to your sites?
     
  2. bushbabie21

    bushbabie21 Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hmmm, do any memebers have any thoughts on this? Kinda seems like it could hurt broad money-making keywords due to favoring more fact heavy sites like wiki's and article sites.
     
  3. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    One of the bad things about monopoly is that a mistake by a monopolist is much worse than a bunch of smaller mistakes by competitors. :eek:
     
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  4. LakeForest

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    They already kind of have this now.

    type in "usd to gbp"

    "Best guess for Katy Perry Mother is Mary Hudson
    Mentioned on at least 5 websites including tmz.com, idontlikeyouinthatway.com and
    huffingtonpost.com - Show sourcesHide sources - Feedback"

    type "weather in"

    type a stock ticker

    It's googleram alpha.

    Type in a sports team and they'll show the results of the last few games, but under the official page of the team.

    Google was built on a search engine and ads. If they don't give publishers and advertisers what they want by directing traffic to sites, Google will lose a lot of money and clients. As they are a business, and are intelligent, they will not allow semantic searching to mess with their revenue.

    A more intelligent search mechanism is great, but I've said this before: When money is involved, ads will win. The future is on its way, but it's not quite here yet, because we have to pay $4+ for a gallon of gas (I hope summer isn't going to suck with $5-$6)
     
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    I feel like this has more to do with information provided by Google that is NOT from sites.

    Therefore, this would not really change SEO strategy much.

    I say this because I have noticed some new features similar to the example given. I type in a question about converting an American unit of measurement to a the metric system and instead of getting links with the answer, I get the answer itself. This wasn't the case a year or two ago.

    This leads me to believe that the results will have the answer to specific questions THEN the same results as previously. So I guess people who rely specifically on answering questions that people ask in Google (with actual definable answers like numbers) will be S.O.L.

    Maybe that is an incorrect / incomplete analysis...
     
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    They already implemented it just to test the waters.

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    This might not be so bad. Bounce rates might go down.
     
  8. manny521

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    this isn't a big deal as they already do this now and they can only respond with such results with certain types of search queries...
     
  9. timmytim

    timmytim Newbie

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    bye bye micro niche ites :bye:
     
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    Yup iv'e heard about this. Google is trying to do what Facebook is doing. Get PEOPLE to map out objects vs computers having to figure them out alone.
     
  11. JMamba

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    Also heard that this technology's been around for a few months already and they decided to published this now for PR because there's been a lot of negative press lately on G.
     
  12. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    G is always changing their methods, nothing new
     
  13. dirtbag

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    They won't get too crazy with it. Just simple statistics and facts. If they get too gung-ho they'll just fall flat. Look at how "successful" Cuil was, lol.
     
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    Theoretically it could be fine. If someone is looking to take a Trip to Mt. Everest or by a map, your site doesn't have to be on page 1, but it has to be one of the first sites listed. As long as you can maintain that dominance you should be in good shape.

    But like it was said before - if they f@ck this up, it could mean big business for Yahoo/bing.
     
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    Seems to me, if someone is searching for "Lake Tahoe" as suggested in the article, then they're searching for basic info about it (in general).

    This probably isn't going to change results for "Best Hotels in Lake Tahoe" much, if at all. So we won't see a whole lot of change in the things we target with MNS.
     
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    Google is all set to send another BUMMER at us! This move will surely wipe out AutoBlogs and spun content blogs. The way it's all shaping up someday blackhat software tools might not even work. Its a dark future for our community!

    Sites that are already in the limelight will get extra exposure, new sites with 100% original content might have a chance to outperform but it will be TOUGH..

    There's one good point though - The amount of JUNK will drastically reduce! ;)

    Google loves customers more than we do.. we just use pissing tactics while they don't LOL

    AND THIS WOULD ALSO SIGNIFY THAT THE TRAFFIC FOR NICHE TRAFFIC WEBSITES WILL CONSOLIDATE TO ZERO
     
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  18. XIIII

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    Solution - Adwords - that is what Google want you do go for. $10 CPC will be a very normal thing in future.

    Solution 2 - Social - Share Share and Share...in human way...

    There will be no more local community economic...local retail business soon will be history.

    Welcome New World Order! Winner takes all.
     
  19. hotnguyen

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    Bing already had this long before Google, called Decision Engine, while Google is always as a General Purpose engine. Google is trying to play a catch up game. They're late on everything, G+ is a copy cat of facebook. Android is copy Iphone, and so on. The next threat for them is Siri!!

    They're screwing up everything. I can't wait to see their stock tank like in the 2009.

    Bye Google,
     
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    if people get answer from search engine, they wont visit your page.