besnette - 3:23 pm on Jul 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
If a website or company puts out a site, 2nd site, 3rd...100th site...and won't claim responsibility for the content..and can't vouch for it...then why should we expect google act differently by giving it a pass to rank well?
Yes, this forum is about what you should do to rank well - and I'd like to believe that we're all (or most of us) are here to try to rank well by putting out decent sites and information that we are proud of. We've been told time and time again that quality, unique, interesting content is the most important factor...never have we been told to buy dozens if not hundreds of domains to try to clutter the results with anonymously-backed information.
That is what THIS thread within this forum is about...and when sites like that rank well, others don't - so it is completely relevant to this forum.
EditorialGuy, you say it well..8-10 localized versions of the same thing for 'widgets' - not reasonable. Personally, I don't want to see it or waste time trying to figure it out, and who is behind each result.