Posts Tagged ‘google updates’
Google’s Penguin Strikes Out
The other day I was in my webmasters tools area when I saw that I had a notification. I opened it up and read that one of my sites was “Flagged” due to having some links on “KNOWN” to be considered bad sites.
The fact was I have not even hardly blinked an eye at this site for over 2 years now.
I resent the fact that links coming “in” to my site can damage my rankings. Anyone who is in the SEO business or people wanting to rank their sites high in Google can easily post links to their competitors websites on sites that are not approved of by Google.
Anyway… so after reading this message and feeling my face get hot as the tension between my eye-brows started to grow, I thought, “Hm… I wonder if my site is not even ranking” in Google’s search.
I surfed on over to Google and typed in the top keyword my site is focused on and Viola! There it was ranking on page one about the forth site down.
You know what?
I am sick and tired of SEO, Google, and don’t even get me started on the OXY-MORONIC way that the world wide web is Google’s playground and while they DO help us find what we’re searching for, I’m sorry, THEY have links pointing to their own search engine sitting on KNOWN bad sites. I’m SURE of that!
PLUS, I KNOW they have tons of sites that have violated the copyrights of millions of people’s work.
And… while every image they add to their image directory does link back to the website where it was snatched… the fact is that many of THOSE images are violating copyright laws and Google contines to rank those sites that have those copyright images. I guess now we call it, “Sharing”.
Never mind… I need to get back to work.
Deep breath… in…. out…. relax…. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
I LOVE and HATE Google.
While Google is seeking to be helpful, they themselves are very guilty of the very things they try to avoid, ban, and play around with in their cute and cuddly named algorithms.
Where would Google be without US? HM?
What do YOU think?
Breath in…. breath out…. relax…. (deeeeep breath)
This year I’ve been doing my best to keep up with the great Panda. That’s the new algorithm that Google created to keep the garbage information out of their search engine rankings.
Here’s some things that I have “heard” and “read” and they are what Google has “told” us is true. Well, ehem… they don’t tell us everything.
Did you know that Google made 500 or so changes in their algorithm?! Wait… did you know that they actually do this every year? Well, I didn’t know that.
Their goal? To serve the best results for each user. Yep, they want to deliver the “goods”. The ranking enineers goal is to figure out why some searches spit out really poor results. There are triggers that do this and they try to figure out what those triggers are and why they failed to deliver the right goods to the searcher.
They go through a lot of rigorous scientific testing. Um… ok, well, I got this call from a Google employee the other day who wanted to update my website in their Google listing. Sweets! You know what I heard in the background? A lot of hooting and hollering. Those guys are having a lot of fun down there so I’m not convinced they are working all that hard ><
Google employes a lot of people who just sit around and compare website rankings. “Yep, that site looks good”, “Na… that’s a bad one”. … They actually DO manually look at a lot of websites every day.
Plus, they have people who are not employed going over the searches that provide more related search data for them to analyze.
One of the big changes that Google makes is based on what WORKS for USERS.
What does this mean for US? I think it means that the more WE focus on the benefits that our readers will gain by stopping by and reading our blogs or website content, the more our sites will “trigger” Google love.
That is in theory. I personally think that hackers and spammers and backlink junkies will still find a way to get to the top without deserving it. Plus, I also believe there are many websites worthy of top rankings that will never get there because they have not yet been discovered.
So, what’s the answer? Was there a question?
What can we do with SEO?
Honestly, my goal is to create a high quality website. I have two websites I will be focusing on in 2012. Netwoozy and my other site, which I won’t name here.
Every day Google gets closer and closer to filtering out garbage content. So, if you really want to make money online in SEO, I’m thinking you’re going to have to work very hard at delivering quality content rather than focusing on backlinking like crazy.
I’m not saying backlinking is out. I’m just saying quality is IN.
The Mighty Google Panda Update
So what is in the Google Panda update that those of us working in SEO want to know? First, you are going to notice a lot of conflicting reports. Plus, you’ll read that scrapper sites are not working, fresh content is the key and backlinking is still in.
The thing is, if you type some keywords into Google, you are going to still find scrapper content ranking well. You will find content that is not unique ranking well. Why? Because the Panda is not perfect and it takes time to get to every single website let alone webpage online.
Google Panda Update – Tip 1
What does this mean for you and your desire to rank well? Hm… the bottom line is this…
Google Panda Update – What Does the Panda Really Want?
Google simply wants to deliver the best search engine results it possibly can. So, they are trying to weed out every website that does not meet that goal.
With this in mind you may might want to start thinking about how to create a more beneficial website experience for your visitors as your FIRST goal, rather than, how your website can make you money fast, as your first goal.
How do you do that?
You provide your readers with information they want. Your goal is to keep them on your site for as long as possible. Get them involved, help them by delivering quality content. Content that will have them feeling like their is a reason to return.
Try to get them to respond to your site.
What do you think? What have you found out about the Google Panda update? Is it different then what you’ve read here?
Share with me your ideas, your findings, and your personal thoughts on SEO. Do you think the Panda algorythem will hinder people from creating poor sites with garbage content or do you think it will fail to make a difference and those of us creating good content will suffer?
Will those of us who create quality content will simply have to work harder to get noticed by the Google Panda update.
What do you think?