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How Google is Killing Organic Search

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by MrBlue, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    ~7% to 13% organic results on desktop:
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    ~0% on mobile
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    http://blog.tutorspree.com/post/54349646327/death-of-organic-search
     
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  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    They're also giving a lot of weight to big brands and big money. I hope they go back to their roots when organic meant small hard working businesses stood a chance!
     
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  3. jeremykonst

    jeremykonst Registered Member

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    totally agree, google is a joke enough said
     
  4. mrblackjack

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    they have their solutions for small biz, it is called: google sites + adwords for local businesses. And it is no secret they are killing seo results, simply, cause such results:
    1. are manipulated
    2. lure lots of spammers & spam techniques - costs google a fortune to hire reviewers
    3. dont make them money
     
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    I remember using google when people would think you dumb for suggesting a dumb name that want yahoo lol. Last few years before even reading or hearing about their changes I've noticed they totally suck ass now. They totally sold out. Why? because they are a publicly owen company and the law says they have to do everything they can to make even more money all the time. And thats why Corporate America fails... No one can even imagine that not making more money can be a good thing. Now we have to invent a new search engine to replace google which will one day suck as much as google and so on.
     
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    It was ALWAYS about making money for Google. SEO was always just Google's loss leader way of orienting us into making our site conform to what they needed for maximum Adwords profits. The use of SEO for free organic traffic purposes was a 'weed' they accepted in their money garden for as long as they could, but now they want to get all the money on the table, and push everybody they can into paid search.
     
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  7. bartosimpsonio

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    Nobody said they're killing SEO results, they're killing organic search. I don't need ebay, amazon or wikipedia results. Those sites are big enough I can go there. They got big brands on SERPs and ADS all over the place.
     
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  9. balsagoth007

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    Recently on June 24, 2013, the FTC sent a letter to big search engines about that issue and demanded every one to review their way of displaying the ads and do the proper adjustments. Here' a part:
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    Search engines provide invaluable benefits to consumers. By using search engines,
    consumers can find relevant and useful information, typically at no charge. At the same time,
    consumers should be able to easily distinguish natural search results from advertising that search
    engines deliver. Accordingly, we encourage you to review your websites or other methods of
    displaying search results, including your use of specialized search, and make any necessary
    adjustments to ensure you clearly and prominently disclose any advertising. In addition, as your
    business may change in response to consumers? search demands, the disclosure techniques you
    use for advertising should keep pace with innovations in how and where you deliver information
    to consumers.
    
    and the direct link to the letter from FTC website:
    http://www.ftc.gov/os/2013/06/130625searchenginegeneralletter.pdf
     
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  10. Jiggz

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    well if google fills the page with ads then there is no reason to go to google. there is a fine line they can not cross.
     
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    Google.com is the biggest MFA website.
     
  12. MSalty

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    Do you know what's pretty funny, you can not place adsense on your own site which "blends" in too much to appear as part of the site. But they do that exact thing themselves with adwords, I hope they have to make it explicitly clear as most un-savvy people don't realize those top results are paid from people
     
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    Google sucks big time, eventually they gonna lose to bing.
     
  14. the_demon

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    Google has continually been favoring big brands even in organic search:

    http://mozcast.com/metrics <-- look at the Big 10 Graph, notice their traffic keeps going up.
     
  15. anjum

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    Google always think about money nor about users. That's the truth and you can't do anything about this. ;)
     
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    True, google is all about the money!
     
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    Unfortunately the FTC reminds me of the Mom yelling at her kids every 2 minutes in a store that they better behave. Over and over you hear her yelling at the misbehaving kids, "you guys better behave", "I mean it", "you guys better stop", "ok I'm counting to 10", etc.

    They have no bite behind their bark. Just a lot of PR dancing to make it look like they're in control.
     
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    More paid ads means for adsense money for us to mop up though, right?! I still find Google to be the 'cleanest' search engine when it comes to ads, it might be a stylistic thing. I use duckduckgo sometimes as a grassroots alternative, not sure how popular it is though or if they offer paid ads.
     
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    More adsense on google.com means less adsense for publishers. They keep all hte valuable clicks and only send cheap clicks to the content network.
     
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    The best thing we can do as website owners is to educate our visitors, friends and family about Google's profit driven practices. It's this type of social networking that is the greatest threat to Google. If you, I and others do take the time to inform our visitors, friends and family about Google, then less people will use their search engine.

    While Google apparently can't understand what good serps look like these days, they certainly can understand their revenue dropping. Hit Google in the wallet hard enough and they may change course. Even if they don't, other search engines will pick up new users and deliver traffic based on relevance and not strictly profits.

    The bottom line is to not use Google. Don't use their search engine, Analytics, Adwords, etc. Ask others to do the same and it may create a small enough movement that will show as a blip in Google's profits and traffic stats. It also would give the shareholders something to chit chat about. :)
     
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