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VERY RARE STRAAANGE Google Problem! WTF!!!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kinder1208, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. kinder1208

    kinder1208 Regular Member

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    Hello.

    I have been doing very well on Google recently...
    I checked yesterday and i was no where to be found for my keywords!
    I thought, OK maybe a Google dance etc...

    I have checked again today and still no where to be found...
    I type in my company name to find that in GOOGLE...

    - My page title = My company name

    However.

    1. I HAVE NOT CHANGED MY PAGE TITLE
    2. WHEN I CHECK MY PAGE TITLE ITS JUST AS IT WAS BEFORE
    3. I CHECK MY HOMEPAGE SOURCE CODE - INCASE I AM GOING MAD OR HAVE BEEN HACKED BUT STILL - ITS EXACTLY THE SAME AS IT SHOULD BE!

    How the hell has Google managed to index my company name as the page title - resulting in me having NO keywords in the SERP snippet and loosing my hard earned rankings?

    What has actually just happened? There is NO title tag in my index page that even has my company name in!

    W-T-F!

    I have never heard of anything like this, it makes no sense...
    Has anyone else ever had this problem!
     
  2. LDRAussie

    LDRAussie Newbie

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    Did you check your webmaster tools?
     
  3. helpnub

    helpnub Registered Member

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    Yep, when I checked from my PC couldn't find my site, checked through a proxy and it came up in the listings
     
  4. dgofat

    dgofat Junior Member

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    Did you checked if you were logged in your google account? Sometimes this can result in different search results
     
  5. kinder1208

    kinder1208 Regular Member

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    But did it ever come up in the search engines with a title that is not even coded into the page!?
     
  6. kinder1208

    kinder1208 Regular Member

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    I have checked logging out of my account... Still same issue

    I have searched Google for my terms via a proxy (hidemyass.com) - still the same.

    What the hell has happened?

    Thanks
     
  7. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    Wow.. really hard to tell without telling us your site so someone can take a closer look at what's going on.
     
  8. crazyflx

    crazyflx Elite Member

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    This is probably a long shot, but check to see if your site is in the DMOZ database. I've heard of search engines using the DMOZ listing information as the listing information in the SERPs.
     
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    zai21 Regular Member

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    Sounds like a slap.. :(
     
  11. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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  12. Sharksfan

    Sharksfan Registered Member

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    I read a case study a while back where a person put up a new site. In the logo of that site - and only in the that image - they added a tagline. No alt text with the tagline was added. No meta data was included. The tag line ONLy existed as an image.

    When Google indexed that site the SERP results included the tagline.

    Moral of the story: Google will OCR your images when it wants to/needs to get information about your site.
     
  13. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    You sure they didn't just use their registrar data from their domain? That is more feasible possibility than OCR. It's also something google already does to discover new domains anyways.
     
  14. Sharksfan

    Sharksfan Registered Member

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    Yeah - I am sure. The entire point of the case study was to see if Google did OCR on header/logo type images.