| 11:42 am on Aug 7, 2014 (gmt 0)|
If you think creating a weak article of 200 words is a shortcut to ranking in Google you might want to do more reverse engineering.
| 4:04 pm on Aug 14, 2014 (gmt 0)|
"Gone are the days where we could build a checklist and trust the tradition of analysis that had been dome for us by others. Why is that? The algo is so complex that we cannot effectively test the whole thing, reverse engineer it, in other words. How can we when every market niche, every kind of site, even every type of keyword may be treated differently!"
Not well stated by Google but one gets the drift.
"You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission."
Many short pages rank highly and surprisingly Google judges many very short pages to have "Advanced" reading levels, perhaps allowing a short page, regarding a technical topic, to rank very highly.
| 4:20 pm on Aug 14, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I do not think those pages I am referring to have an "advanced" reading level. I'd say they are "trash" and with no good grammar. For this reason I think that a regular update focused on the same page/section has a big value. But I asked here to have a confirm.
| 4:37 pm on Aug 14, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|If you think creating a weak article of 200 words is a shortcut to ranking in Google you might want to do more reverse engineering. |
goodroi, you may want to reverse engineer the OPs post. He made no reference to himself producing 200 word articles but that he is being outranked by those types of thin articles.
Geez, this place has become a hotbed.
| 5:31 pm on Aug 14, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Do the sites that host those higher ranking, 200-word articles focus more on the particular keywords?
Meaning, does your SITE cover a wider area of topics than those sites that outrank yours?
Is it possible that google is giving those sites an edge because it perceives them as SPECIALISTS in that topic, while it sees your site as a generalist (by covering a broader range of topics)?
P.S. Maybe sometimes an event / topic only needs 200 words?!?!?!
| 7:09 pm on Aug 14, 2014 (gmt 0)|
@Planet13 the arguement we (me and my competitor) are covering is the same (a gambling game).
I typed gambling game + some keywords and he is on top, but he is on top with its home page and not with his internal pages. Now that I am analyzing better these keywords are inside his domain name, but believe me, the website and its content is nasty with all pages of 200/250 words.
He has 23 inbounds links (according to an online tool) but many coming from website he owns or ABC scheme.
| 9:13 pm on Aug 14, 2014 (gmt 0)|
"...but many coming from website he owns or ABC scheme. "
That reminds me; is it still possible to use a google operator to find pages that link to a site?
| 10:42 am on Aug 15, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Please use Google's assessment of reading level for the pages using: "Search Tools", "All Results", "Reading Level". I definitely wasn't implying I agreed with Google's reading level ratings, just that they may impact rankings for certain types of websites, pages, and queries.
|I do not think those pages I am referring to have an "advanced" reading level. |
| 8:10 pm on Aug 15, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I do not have "reading level". Can you tell me exactly where I can find it?