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Now I'm *still* up there with these people, with my honest and content filled site - but what do I do next month when they encroach further -adopt their tactics?
They seem to be getting away with the most flagrant and basic spamming techniques. Reporting them seems like wasted time - by these statistics there must be millions doing the same.
So what precisely is this masterful Googlebot? Does it stand for Google-Robot? I suspect not. I'd like to suggest it is indeed a Google-Bot, the Bot standing for bottom (butt I think to my American friends!)
But the question is are these sites better for end user?
When I create a site I make the name reflect the content and make it readable. It can then be placed in literature, on lorries, on billboards - and the punters will remember it. The dashes break the words and make it sensible.
End of story really. I don't give a monkey's if some spammers have dashes in there - they have a lot of other stuff too. I would give a monkey's if my sites were somehow penalized simply because I care about the none-net world and how memorable the site URL it.
Any idea as to why the main homepage would be displayed instead of the pages that specifically target the 2 and/or 3 keyword phrase search? Is this is good thing or a bad omen?
Hidden keywords. (White text on white background)
keyword-linked-urls placing high in keyword searches
repitition, repitition, repitition of keywords
doorways with redirects
... the whole ball of (spammy) wax
Not very impresswed with the update this time around. However, Google nailed me (quite rightly) last month for having a duplicate page up. I was testing and forgot to take it down ... (went nuts trying to find what I had done to lose 2 PR points!) ... Found it, removed it and my PR is back up again. :)
It seems PR has very little to do with the serps this time around though. Several sites with PR 1 or 2 are showing in the top search results against sites with PR 6 and even 7??? I think someone suggested some filters may have been removed. I don't know if this is correct or not, but something major has certainly been altered.
Oh well, there's always next month! Never a dull moment with Google.
I'm not sure if this is right, but I have this happen sometimes too and I think it's because I have more links to the homepage than to the individual 2-3 targetted word pages so then it has higher authority due to link popularity. Still, I too prefer to have people find the targetted page rather than the home page since they'd have to sift through all the links on the homepage in order to get to the desired page. Yet, it is hard to get external links to a 2-3 targetted word page since if it's focused on a specific model number etc how many sites would want to link to that vs a homepage that has a lot more information?? Anyone know the answer to this one ?