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Interesting SEO Phenomenon

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bananaman5000, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. bananaman5000

    bananaman5000 Regular Member

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    Hey guys, I wanted to get your input on this. I just got a client, a merchant's association, and they asked me to redo their site. Right now, they have sort of a dummy site up, looks like it was done in photoshop. It has a bunch of outbound links to the different merchants in the area.

    Here's where it gets interesting, there are no keywords whatsoever, even in the title or meta, yet the site ranks #1 for "shopping in xxxxxx" It looks like google is looking at its outbound links, where those stores are located, and using that information to rank it. Kind of weird.
     
  2. likewhoa

    likewhoa Registered Member

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    google doesn't really care much about meta tags and such, they like backlinks and unique content that is always changing. that's just my experience with it.
     
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    dannyhw Senior Member

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    Backlinks? Old domain? That's interesting. It does consider outbound links to be content. Weird that it ranks for that though.
     
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    Search "click here" without quoteson google. Adobe is #1 and has no "click here" text anywhere on the page. Why? Because of the shitload of backlinks with "click here" anchor text. As in a text "click here to download Adobe Reader". Old news.