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WTF Is G**gle doing, and how can I change it?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by paymymortgage4me, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. paymymortgage4me

    paymymortgage4me Junior Member

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    If you do a g**gle search for: personal path to pregnancy, and go to the third page of search results, my sq*idoo lens is the 7th listing.

    As you can see, the description says:
    The only place on my lens that says: Announcing a brand new, cover-to-cover revision of America's pregnancy bible. .... is in a link description to a product on Amaz*n.

    That's also not what the meta description tags says either.

    Two days ago, this page was ranked 5th overall for the same keyword, now it's 27th!! And the description is completely different!

    How can I change that without getting rid of the Amaz*n links?
     
  2. DeskCoder

    DeskCoder Regular Member

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    My SERPS have been up and down all weekend. I'm not sure what the G is doing.
     
  3. paymymortgage4me

    paymymortgage4me Junior Member

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    So it's not just me. That's good to know.
     
  4. goawayplease

    goawayplease Regular Member

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    The problem you are describing comes from their annoying snippet function. If you can add a meta tag to your page, add this to kill that feature:
     
  5. DutchRebel

    DutchRebel Regular Member

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    and what does that do?
     
  6. goawayplease

    goawayplease Regular Member

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    It's a Google Specific meta tag which says "Use my meta description, not a snippet that your algorithm thinks is relevant to the query"

    There are also flags for "Don't use my DMOZ Listing Description" in Google, and "Don't use my Yahoo Directory Listing Description" for Yahoo.
     
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    pixelgrinder Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    My serps have been bouncing around too, I was #3 for my keyword for like 30 minutes, then back to #13
     
  8. goawayplease

    goawayplease Regular Member

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    That could just be data center geolocation. They have several data centers serving results, and they aren't always in perfect sync.