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Guys, I think Google Search Team is not sure what to do after Matt Cutts left

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by beingink, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    Ok so Matt cutts has been gone for a while, only recently did he officially resign. From what I remember he has been with FBI for over a year now.

    Let's look at some stuff:
    1. Search was good under him.
    2. Quality results, constant upgrades but also kept SEO on there feet.
    3. Didn't screw up something just for the heck of it.

    Now lets look at some stuff thats been happening recently in search:
    1. Forums ranking on page 1.
    2. Spam sites on page 1.(for med-tough niches)
    3. Sites that have not been updated in years with 2015-2014 in titles on first page.
    4. Spammed feature snippets.

    I think they are lost without him, and this is not from a SEO but from a consumer. As a SEO sooner or later I will figure out what needs to be done but what about the consumers?

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. MatthewGraham

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    F*** the consumers


    On a more serious note, haven't really noticed any difference in quality of the search results. Have always seen a few spam results on the first page seems about the same this year as last. It's one of the (if not the) most influential company in the world. There's plenty of quality talent on their team still.
     
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    I don't think that he has such an impact, he was the head of webspam team, not Google Search.

    Things are not stable now is because the testing of Rankbrain (AI)
     
  4. beingink

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    Weird must be just the niches I am researching then.
     
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    I mean webspam has got to be like 90% of the whole search engine thing.
     
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    I've noticed some strange stuff too.

    Too bad DuckDuckGo.com has this horrendous name or it'd be a THE chance to have more competition in the search field once more.
     
  7. beingink

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    I swear that company has had the most golden chances then Google itself but that fucking stupid name man!
     
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    Right now, if DDG had a decent name, I could probably get them like 100 fixed users instantly.

    But the last time I showed someone that name they said that shit can't be serious
     
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    I think when they had a spike during NSA reveal.. They could have legit become the next search engine.. but who would want to type duckduckgo willingly?
     
  10. Peter Ngo

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    I actually disagree when you mentioned things are worse when Matt left, if you think about it, Google has never been good at spotting spam, they are more like chasing then preventing.

    2012 - mid 2014, GSA SER could rank site to top 3 within 3-7 days (been there, done that).
    2014-2016, Spammy PBN links can rank literately any med comps keywords.

    Not gonna discuss how it was before since i wasn't even in this game.

    Things just got a lot harder to predict since the rolling of Rankbrain/ AI and i doubt that has anything to do with any head(s) of webspam team.
     
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    DDG needs to take urgent action on this name thing. They actually have a shot at taking lots of traffic from Gargoyle.
     
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    They could literally have some super generic name like "Lightning" or "Netsearch" and it'd still make more sense.

    It's just so... almost kid-like? And their niche is really for more professional users who care more about things like privacy and professionalism. It's a weird name for sure.
     
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    correlation != causation

    I don't think he was the only guy behind the vision he represented.