backdraft7 - 1:23 pm on Apr 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
Last night I brought up the topic of Privately Registered Domains (PRD's) on the April GSE discussion.
I'd like to open a new discussion here on the topic of PRD's because I can see that there are clearly two sides to the story. I'm posting here because Google seems to have the biggest problem lately with the proliferation of PRD scraper sites.
As a general observation, I'm see more recent PRD's (99.9%) associated with bad guy scraper sites that rank high in Google. In theory, if PRD's were worked into the algo as a quality metric, it could weed out a large number of scraper or low quality spammer sites that are black hatting their way around the Penguin and Panda, polluting the SERPS.
Using a PRD for privacy is "lazy man's security". They are many ways to register a Non-PRD and still retain your privacy while at the same time keeping your business image legitimate.
How are PRD"s Damaging?
1. They allow the prep to steal your contact without any form of contact.
2. The stolen (images) content is highly devalued when it constantly appears on poor quality sites.
3. When a scraper site hiding behind a PRD is out ranking you by many pages, your site is again being highly devalued in the user's eye, the SE algo however is blind to this fact and is ranking your good quality image content on a bad guy site. You can't argue that the scraper is better quality, because he's using YOUR content!
Feel free to discuss - keep it civil please.
can you please cut the messages out of the April GSE discussion starting with my msg:4568787 to my post this morning? thanks