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What's the deal with these image websites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Tubbies, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Tubbies

    Tubbies Registered Member

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    I've been doing some analysis on some competitors in my space. Looks like a lot of them are using these sites that I like to refer to as "image warehouses."

    Sites like this: http://logodatabase[dot]net/

    Just images, nothing else. Links to all over the web.

    Could someone explain to me how these sites work and how they rank so well?
     
  2. puranacleo

    puranacleo Newbie

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    All sorts of links from all sources help.
     
  3. terrycody

    terrycody Supreme Member

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    Its weird, if you "site" this site on Google, it shows nothing, but when type URL, it shows some pages, ummm, I don't think it ranked sth though.
     
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  4. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Google's RankBrain is broken.

    Search results now basically are composed of big money sites. Google has a handful of go-to sites for results like Amazon, Wikipedia, Stackoverflow and such. When in doubt it shows those at the top, cuz they likely will succeed in pleasing the crowd.

    But for long tail results Google is showing a bunch of shit. Back in the day Google was a 100% indexing search engine. Now it's a artificial intelligence that shows richest sites first always. Wealthiest sites go up, smaller sites go down, that's the Google algorithm today. So much for artificial intelligence, if the purpose was to show Microsoft, IBM and Amazon at the top all you needed was Yahoo! directory.

    Yesterday I found an old site of mine ranking. The only problem is the domain has only had a blank page on it for 3 years. How did this page rank? I'm still trying to figure that one out.
     
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  5. terrycody

    terrycody Supreme Member

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    HAHA, Google just caught you to provide an intereting page but hidden from the Internet for 3 years.
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    LOL my blank page is outranking a bunch of really good sites. I gotta turn my SEO down a notch.
     
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    waqas_ibrahim Regular Member

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    Never heard this before :p
     
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  8. Tubbies

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    Not ranked but could it still be passing juice?

    Seems ahrefs has it ranked pretty damn high:
    Screen Shot 2017-01-19 at 8.30.10 PM.png

    lol - not a bad thing, right?
     
  9. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Not bad, I just hadn't monetized the blank page LOL
     
  10. bismarck88

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    I agree that google is broken. A lot of the big sites often don't good content for a certain niches. The good one about the blank page