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I Swear To Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth, So Help Me Google

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by shezboy, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. shezboy

    shezboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You just gained a new best friend when it comes to getting your site ranked on Google and it's called the "Knowledge Vault".

    Stories often do the rounds about what Google thinks is more important when it comes to 'judging' your website and this time it looks like getting your facts right may be the next most important thing for getting your website ranked in Google.

    This article popped up on my radar earlier and it sure looks interesting when it comes to White Hat SEO

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    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530102.600-google-wants-to-rank-websites-based-on-facts-not-links.html
    And the knowledge vault can be found here

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    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329832.700-googles-factchecking-bots-build-vast-knowledge-bank.html
    What's the take on this guys? What do you think?

    Shez
     
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  2. KevinK

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    Now we can all sell more pills, because there
    is no way that natural remedies work. Sorry,
    but all you guys selling ebooks about cures,
    your ratings are going to drop off of Goog.

    Honestly, truth is subjective and modeled by
    the media into what those with the $$$ wants
    us to believe.
     
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    Great, finally wikipedia will disappear from google as lots of info there is very inaccurate and it's definitely not to be used as a reference... HAPPY DAYS :)
     
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    If this holds true, the only changes I expect to see are some "1+1=2" text sprinkled in to the website copy.
     
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  5. ThopHayt

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    All this would do is make quality content more valuable. Which is the direction things are going anyway. Won't effect most SEO, but might be the nail in auto-spamming tools' coffin.
     
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    It could filter a lot automated garbage and spam, also if it will be as ranking factor, it will be much easier to manipulate just with right content... ;)
     
  7. shezboy

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    So all you need now is to look up some facts from the same sources that Google uses and quote them in your content. Easy SEO all round then :)

    side note: There may be a slight tad of sarcasm in the above statement

    Shez
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Quality versus quantity of inbound links

    I don't know how I feel about this. The idea sounds great, although this also sounds like it could be detrimental to satire/comical websites, especially those websites that post false information as a joke (e.g., the iPhone is not a phone ["false" information], it's a plastic brick with a button), or websites that seek to challenge something that is commonly accepted as a fact (For example, let's say there are 99 websites that say "Pluto is not a planet" and 1 website that provides an argument as to why Pluto is a planet).

    Regardless, if Google did implement this factor into their algorithm and provided us with a fact-checking tool to increase the accuracy of the information on our websites, I wouldn't have as much of an issue with it.
     
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    I wonder how long it is going to take for Google to implement this?

    I wonder how this will effect satire sites and sites where there is still a ton of speculation in...it sounds like another way to supress the real truth on certain matters when Google decides whats true and what isn't true....I could also see this reaking havoc on new sites with breaking news that these knowledge databases don't have in their systems...
     
  10. shezboy

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    Like anything Google offers, it is wide open to manipulation by them and I am sure they will move the goal posts as much as they want as they introduce this new take on what's needed to rank in their index.

    Shez
     
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    I'd imagine this will just be another factor for human-raters to take into consideration when reviewing a website. I'd imagine the vast majority of sites are going to have no problem at all with this.
     
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