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If your business was destroyed by Google, submit your complaint here

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by domainmadness, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. domainmadness

    domainmadness Senior Member

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  2. Supernoob

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    They ruined everything I worked on past two years.
     
  3. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    Thank you for this great post! Now maybe all of them thousands of google/matt cutts fu**ed me threads can stop. Everyone just fill out that complaint and let the law work please. I'm begging you. :D
     
  4. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Good idea but I really doubt that anything would ever happen. Imagine every site that was affected could complain and what is google going to do? Give them back those rankings? Then destroy the current sites ranking, then they can fill out a complain too ;)
     
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    2011nfl Supreme Member

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    C'mon man, help me out a little here. Can't you say the exact opposite for the sake of all humanity? If I see another google thread im gonna jump off a bridge, and not one over water either lol :D
     
  6. domainmadness

    domainmadness Senior Member

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    There might be serious and huge lawsuit against Google, if they find enough information that Google is abusing their power. If they weren't allready investigating, then I would completely agree with you, but that's not the case. Microsoft had same kind of monopoly way back...
     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I don't understand what Google could be blamed for. It's not their fault if your business relied completely on them and was wiped out with a change of the algorithm.

    "oh hi FTC, I spent 4 years building my 10 page website and then lots of money building backlinks and doing SEO. Now Google doesn't rank my site any longer so I've lost everything. Help!"

    Can't really see that getting anywhere...
     
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  8. deancow

    deancow Power Member

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    exactly, google doesnt owe you a living
     
  9. DaveWolf

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    You don't own your rankings. Google owns you nothing.
     
  10. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You could do what those of us that are still successful in SEO do - Adapt.

    A civil suit against Goo?

    Thats a bandwagon I would not bother hopping on.
     
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  11. Robby54

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    Its the same situation with our goverment.. The government has to listen to the masses for the simple fact that their are a hand full of officials governing billions of people and if a billion people decided to ban against you, you would have no choice but to listen but if the people dose not object then the officials can continue with their manipulations..

    If you look at this whole google situation you'll see that they have to listen to the people, since at the end of the day the people are what gives google its power. If the webmasters are not happy and the end user is not happy, then google will not be happy for long when people start seeking alternatives..

    Also, don't for a second think that a corporation like google cannot fall on its head, lets not forget our history with the "enron" corporation and their past.
     
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    People destroy their own business by relying solely on Google.

    People let Google destroy their business by being negligent.

    Learn how to build a business. Not a bunch of money makers.

    Once people assume responsibility for their business and their life, that is when they'll see real progress being made.
     
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    Honestly, who cares? All of these people are acting like its the "great depression" of SEO.. Like their gonna jump off hundred story buildings because now they can't feed their families. I just hope no one who started one of these threads ever claims to be a hustler, because a real hustler makes money regardless.
     
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  14. HarrisonHill

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    Sometimes, when I'm reading some BHW threads, I feel like most users are Google employees.

    Google started this. Google was saying, indirectly but still - "Build links to be on top". Well, people started building links for years. Even established business companies were hiring SEO agents which were building links for these companies. Now what? Google said: "Haha, building links was a joke, now sites with no links rank on top". And they ruined 90% of business online just in one click and gave top results to spam sites, or sites with no content.

    Of course, Google is free to use, but that doesn't mean they have no responsibilities.

    Most people in the world use Google. Nobody says "Search for it", now everyone says "Google it". Google has loyalty of users and Google uses this loyalty to increase their earnings and destroy everyone who tries to make money using Google. That's called capitalism. Google changed algo, so that people click on ads and so that Google will have more money since serps are shitty and users are forced to click on ads. Google also released above the fold algorithm, which forced all webmasters to remove ads above the content. But Google started putting the ads above the fold and making ads impossible to distinguish from real results.

    I know one guy who is ex Google employee who quit the job because after Sergei and Larry started ruling company, they changed their goals. Google workers were creating great stuff before Sergei and Larry returned, but after that, Google workers had to concentrate on making money and making Google+ more popular.

    Google used to be anti-evil company and in the end, Google turned to evil company which is concentrated only on making money.
     
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    This is good that this problem is now official. I hope everything will be fixed. One of my main businesses is gone which was ranking for around 600 keywords.. and now all rankings are gone. Most of the keywords are ranking now #50+ and no I haven't used Xrumer or something like that. Everything as good as possible.
     
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    Exactly. It's survival of the fittest. The update has affected me greatly and I've lost a lot of rankings and earnings, but I'm not crying about it. SEO was getting saturated with kids and unprofessional idiots, so if anything, this has done me a favour. The market has been cleansed and now, and all those that were being unprofessional and abusing or misrepresenting our industry have moved on to other 'make money online' schemes.
     
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    Oh really?
    I mean, come on... filing a suit against Google is going to get your site back in SERPs? Hell no.

    Do yourself a favor. Instead of wasting time reading those 100s of "penguin slapped me" threads and tens of these "lets sue goo for that" BS, spend your time on reading what the update was about, research on it, see where you went wrong and how to pick yourself up. That might help.
     
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    Agreed 100% All of these kids out here ruin all of the good methods, whether it's SEO or just a money method. Why? Because they have nothing to lose. They still live at home with mommy and daddy. But where you and only a handful of people stand out is that you are proving that age and life experience will always win in the end. And as you, basstrackerboats, and myself have all said in our own ways, if you are a hustler and really know how to make money, you will never stop making money. Just adapt.
     
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