|Crazy Domain Crowding |
In doing research last night, I am finding a certain "house #*$!" site still wiping out wide swaths of the SERPS. Not just one page, but EVERY page all the way from 1 to 15 loaded with the same site, over and over again. 15 consecutive result pages that are 95% one site! It's mostly on the long tails, but it's pushed EVERYONE out. It's a horrible user experience and it's definition web spam in the worst way.
This rampant domain crowding renders the concept of a search engine totally useless. Bing on the other hand is listing them appropriately ALONG with all other sites, not OVER all other sites.
We're clearly seeing another Amazon / Facebook "darling site" phase with Google. Why do they do that?
Is it intentional? or can't Google handle the onslaught of millions of tagged pages?
I'd love Matt Cutts to explain the algorithmic mechanics of this one using his hands.
Are you seeing this crazy domain crowding in your vertical?
Yeah, I do see it as well. There is one site in my niche that probably gets 90% of the first 15 pages. Let's say you search for widgets. You would get 15 pages of nothing but 'widgets in location 1', 'widgets in location 2', 'widgets in location 3', 'widgets in location 4'. Of course, all those pages point back to the same site.
If I'm lucky, ONE of those locations will match mine, rendering the rest entirely worthless. Most of the time I can at least see where Google is coming from, but here, I have no idea.
|Are you seeing this crazy domain crowding in your vertical? |
This is what Google does with its next door neighbours! I see that site every day, sometimes I outrank it but more often than not it's entirely as you describe.
Don't get me wrong, it's a nicely designed site with many fabulous images and design ideas for those looking for inspriation but past that there is nothing. How they intend to monetise it I have no idea or maybe they'll just burn through the USD 14 million and then close?
My concern is that they seem to walk on "wepspam" water with Google. Why?
Now, if you're going to ask me why I think it's webspam, just dig a little deeper in to their "comments". First of all, they are all nearly identical, single or two word comments and they go on forever, like their mountain of photos. Second, I've never actually seen real humans comment with such incredible brevity!
As a reader, the first thing that pops into my head is, "gee, looks like someone on their payroll has a pretty easy job of keyword spamming comments all day", but it must be a ridiculously lazy & uncreative employee! lol!
I can see where some people might like to window shop for ideas, but they are getting coverage on way too many topics that just don't fit the photo content, likely skewed by the mass of questionable comments alone.
Man! if I tried to pull this, I'd be out on my ear....kinda like I am now, for exceeding that alleged .8% keyword ratio against my EMD. They seem to be a case study in non EMD favoritism.