SEchecker - 9:54 am on Nov 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
sorry again for the wrong quote!
Well as we did take action 7 month ago while noticing that something is going on ,we did rebuild the site and created a mix of transactional / informational. That seemed to perform much better but it looks like G has issues with it cuz he cannot clearly target the purpose of the site, so I presume the the observations from the last months COULD be testing related.
If it is testing related, then it would confirm the theory G has pre-made datasets of BUYER vs. NON BUYER.
This would bring up the question why G do things like that?
What would bring up my theory that G is preparing something (or already in process) big, something to split up SEARCH and BUY, what could end up as STRIKT: Knowledge Search Engine vs Product Shop (Search) Engine al a Amazon. Well actually this is going to happen right now, but I think the dimension will be much bigger and will change the way G looks, - is used by people and brands himself - and this will have a big impact to searchers and of course to online business as this could be a signal:
“If you want to make online business, you need to give a share to G”
Like everywhere else, the principle is the same in real-live. The only difference is that you the business owner is AWARE of the situation.
If you want to sell, you gone need to
c. share the profit.
To me it looks G is becoming something like a Shopping Mall visited by BUYERS and people just looking for something or spend some time there
- It is hard to enter with a product
- You are responsible for your product
- You must full fill guidelines and requirements
- You need to pay for advertising
- If you product isn’t good enough, not needed enough or branded enough - people will just watch it on the shelf and you most probably will get kicked out after some time
The lowest position in the Shopping Mall is in front of the store where you need to pay a concession or fee for the space and you are on you own. In Europe this is called a product info stand (so this is where I would place all INFO Websites in G) but still if you want to sell or make some money from the passing visitors you gona need to pay a min. fee. Or the info or product is interesting to the Shopping Mall on a low lvl to entertain, inform or full fill the free space where customers passing by...like oh nice look silver jewels or oh a massage apparatus or some1 gives you a flyer in your hand, make some charity action, something...
But the real business is done inside of the stores and there the Brands dominate...
@backdraft do you see at your end that zombies targeting a set of specific pages/ topics or is it side wide?