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Searching on google question

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by graham23s, May 17, 2009.

  1. graham23s

    graham23s BANNED BANNED

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm trying to work this out:

    when i type in google "my keyword" (it shows my site 2nd in the first page) but when i leave out the "" and just type: my keyword , i am now 11th

    how does that work exactly? lol

    cheers guys

    Graham
     
  2. thedorf

    thedorf Senior Member

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    putting quotes around the search term indicate exact phrase match

    without the quotes the search is both keywords (90+% of the time) but not necessarily in that order and not even necessarily together on the page

    The difference in phrases on a website is like: "free calendar" vs "free 2010 calendar"

    so someone with stronger pull for either keyword can knock you further down the serps
     
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  3. tetten

    tetten Newbie

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    The competition for exact phrases (within quotes) is a lot smaller than the one without the quotes. Basically if you put it within quotes, Google starts looking for the keyphrase in the exact same order. You probably have done ok in SEO'ing your site as Google recognises the specific keyphrase for your site. However it appears that there is better competition out there who have better incoming links and/or better body text.

    Basically you should almost always be solely interested in the keyphrase without the quotes as very few Google searchers use these.

    Keep promoting.
     
  4. graham23s

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    Thanks a lot guys.

    i was 10th position a few days a go (first page) now 11th (second page lol)

    cheers guys

    Graham