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Spammy blogspot sites ranking too high; Google favoring its own content

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by deviatus, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    I've noticed blogspot sites ranking higher than they deserve to for a while, but ever since Penguin it seems to be everywhere. I know Penguin was mostly an offsite thing, and blogspots get backlinked just like everything else, but something appears to have happened.

    Has anyone else been noticing this? I'm not going to out anyone's site, but just look around.

    The FTC has been up G's ass before over our anti-trust laws and them favoring their own content. Personally I think a search engine company should get to rank anything however they want, but when it comes to my business, I want it regulated. G has basically become a utility, that's how essential search engines are today. Thankfully the US has anti-trust laws, and they are really the only thing standing in Gs way.
     
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  2. aakon7

    aakon7 Regular Member

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    I think you just have been seeing some weird listings cause blogspot blogs do not rank well at all.
     
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    I see YouTube videos ranking well for pretty much everything; the next logical step is for Google to build their own sites and slap them on page 1 of their listings for all major keywords
     
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    Yeah, I've been noticing this a bit. Only a few sites though. I've seen around 7 sites which I don't think should've have been there.
     
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    I'm not sure what you're basing your opninions on, but I think you'd be hard pressed to find a well ranked .blogspot.
     
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    Google without a regulator kicking their ass are exactly what they are a monopoly riding rough shod over everyone who has no connection to G unacceptable and unfair sure! But will continue as the FTC is virtually toothless...

    A few million dollar fines here and there is never going to stop G f**king over everyone but their own!
     
  7. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    That's true about youtube too. Some searches I've seen have all but one of the top 10 as youtube videos.
     
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    Well, when I search "How to breastfeed" why wouldn't I prefer a Youtube link to a web page? Hahaha.
     
  9. deviatus

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    On a lot of niches I go after, youtube videos where the video is just a picture telling them to click the description link rank. Searches where you're not looking for a video.

    If someone wants a video, they can just search youtube, that's what it's there for. I'd prefer them not ranking in a web search.
     
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    I agree with you, but with the new G strategy.. I do not remember what is the name.. they try to make a intuitive search.. so if you type dog training will get result from video facebook .... or something like this... I have read about that new strategy but I didn't pay much attention...


    About your topic... I didn't notice anything special with blogs.... I see that strange ranking with many sites, but I think that G have made some mistake or they do it knowing what they doing but ready to take the hit for better result with the next update....

    There is sure something going on... but I think we only must increase the adaptation speed and we will keep up with G.

    Thank you.
     
  11. SimonRohde

    SimonRohde Regular Member

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    Their own sites will always be easier to rank.. Live with it, and see it as a challenge to beat Google!
     
  12. gorang

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    Its happening with other similar property types, not just blogspot.
     
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    ive ranked blogspot, with a lot less work than with my ownsites

    unfortunately google can and will take them down whenever they feel like it
     
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    Blogspot ranks very quickly and easily. I agree that it is unfair treatment, it was much easier for me to rank my old blogspot than my current site in the same niche.
     
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    Those people must have worked on their blogspots. Quality content+backlinks can rank anything these days.