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Mother G only showing 8 results? :O

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by chad362wiley, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. chad362wiley

    chad362wiley Supreme Member

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    Maybe its just me, but it anyone else only seeing 8 results if you google something? I'm from the US.
     
  2. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

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    I just tried 3 terms
    2 of them showed 10 results and there was no google places
    1 of them showed 9 results + google places
     
  3. jox51

    jox51 Regular Member Premium Member

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    I think they are favoring paid ads and google shopping results.
     
  4. tashrif

    tashrif BANNED BANNED

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    Mother G? o_O
     
  5. ryannull

    ryannull Senior Member

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    They are.

    I am seeing mixed number of results. Sometimes I see 10, and sometimes I see 8. It really depends on the keywords. Testing, I guess.

    I did notice that the adwords ads are very well blended in with organic.
     
  6. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    Mother G gonna give birth to a shitload of anti-trust lawsuits in the near future. :)

    Big G, Mother G, etc. are all terms that liken their search engine to a GOD. Wake up people and stop referring to Google as some heavenly spirit. Google is an evil monopoly pure and simple.
     
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  7. Mudd04

    Mudd04 Newbie

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    Yep. Sometimes only 6 but a lot of people are noticing only 7 results instead of the 10. There is definitely SERP shrinkage going on with a lot of terms.
     
  8. ryannull

    ryannull Senior Member

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    You got that right. They won't stop until someone forces them too.

    If the FTC thinks they are going to stop it with $22.5 million fines, they are dead wrong.
     
  9. scottlies

    scottlies Regular Member

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    Nowadays, usually, they show only 7. They are populating the results with their own products and brand.

    Some good read:
    searchengineland.com/7-new-10-google-showing-fewer-results-131006
    wordstream.com/blog/ws/2012/08/21/new-google-serp
    seomoz.org/blog/serp-crowding-shrinkage-its-not-your-imagination

    Hope it helps.
     
  10. seoreports

    seoreports Junior Member

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    I can see the tv ads now: "Do you suffer from 'serp shrinkage'? We can help"
     
  11. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    It's old news. Search for it and you will find tons of blog talking about it.
     
  12. seoreports

    seoreports Junior Member

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    they are killing people who market products. There is not one regular site above the fold when you search for an expensive product.
     
  13. ryannull

    ryannull Senior Member

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    I think that is rather amusing.

    Google penalizes websites that have too many ads above the fold, but yet, it's ok for them to do it. Hypocrisy at its best.
     
  14. bennyboy101

    bennyboy101 Newbie

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    always does this
     
  15. seoreports

    seoreports Junior Member

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    the vast majority of google users won't even notice. they can get away with it.
     
  16. chad362wiley

    chad362wiley Supreme Member

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    Being that some make their living with google, i'll call it what i want.:)