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[Question] SEO & Searching the Search Engines

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SexChips, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. SexChips

    SexChips Junior Member

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    If you have your site fully on-site SEO optimized for a particular keyword, are you're able to quickly locate your site if you type in your keyword using quotation marks, but then, when you remove the quotation marks and cannot locate your site, what does this mean? I hope I'm asking this correctly..

    The thing is, most people I've seen IRL that use search engines don't seem to even know about using quotation marks when searching, and so this realization scares me because I can only find my sites when I use quotation marks.
     
  2. Fathom

    Fathom Power Member

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    When you search for a phrase that?s in quotations Google will attempt to show the best results with your specific phrase only.
    Do a search without the quotes and Google will attempt to show the best result to what they think should be shown. This usually involves the more trusted sites ranking higher.
     
  3. SexChips

    SexChips Junior Member

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    But shouldn't the search without quotes still consider the results that would be shown with the quotes, because they are moreso related to what was searched for? It just makes more sense to me that way.. I mean, if my site is fully optimized around a handful of keywords, then other sites that just mention that keyword once, twice, or none, shouldn't outrank me, because they're not even necessarily discussing what's on my site in the detail that I'd be doing it in.

    EDIT: Wait a second... something just woke me up.. If you use the Google Keyword Tool and do a phrase search, are the results displayed telling you how many people actually searched for that phrase, using quotation marks? Or is it just people that searched for that phrase with the words just in that order, but with no quotes?
     
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