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This website in my categorie has maybe 10 or more domains only with links no info, just a little text maybe 20 words, no design, just alot of links.
Can I hope for that he maybe will be taken in this on Google or will that never happen, because I can not report them, thats not my way, I respect every company in my categorie, but it just that, there is no pictures on hes site and thats important in that categorie, so I dont think he have made that site for the visitors and the worst thing they almost have the same name as me, damn.
Thats not to say that you duplicate it.
By the time you fill out a spam report and sit on your hands waiting for the googlegods to remove your competition, you could apply what you have learned from the so-called "spam" and rank higher than the bad guy (you could probably use pictures too).
I definately would not suggest using this site's methods on your own site, as who is to say he would hesitate to report you if you used the same methods?
As excell said (hi excell! welcome to WebmasterWorld ;) ), make certain that you are taking advantage of every legitimate means of SEO available to you. Spammers make it harder to get to the top, they don't make it impossible.
I am pretty sure in competitive categories reporting spam (and anything related to it) is very common. There are 9 (or more) angry webmasters ready to hit that spam button per every spammmed first position...
If they don't play fair chances are extremely high they were reported already. But, if it makes you feel better, join in :) (I mean spam reporting, not spamming).
It has repeatedly been stated from Google' side that Google prefers not to act on sites manually. Instead they try to approach the problem with slight tweaks of the algo/filters.
It's obvious that a human reviewing each and every snitch and complaint would blow Google's cost controll out of the water in no time.
Yes, they most likely will do a manual removal or penalty every once in a while. And that's it.
[edited by: heini at 4:40 pm (utc) on Nov. 1, 2002]
No doubt. The question is what does Google do with those complaints?
I think it's twofold: collecting info, hot areas, competitive seo KWs, also blatant cases of spammming, perhaps even general user satisfaction measurement ( though I doubt the latter somehwat, this is more what those smileys where made for)
And then it's a good tool for webmasters and promoters to vent frustration ;), perhaps even distracts them from applying unethical methods themselfes.
[edited by: heini at 4:55 pm (utc) on Nov. 1, 2002]
- 15 domains all linking to each other
- almost identical content
- hard stuff is: he is hiding the (always identical) linkblock with style-sheet seize=1 and td-backround-color = text-color.
it's not my thing to report spam so do you guys think google will find this automatically?
There is one site that always ranks better than our site
Sounds pretty much like a precise summary of a webpromoters life.
Even if we're #1 for all your pet KW, we inevitably find some slot where we're not....
What I DO believe happens is that Google makes use of said spam reports to find the weaknesses in the algo that are currently being exploited by the spammers. This is what allows them to decide what areas of the algo need tweaking before the next update. So, report away...but realize that you aren't likely to see that site dissapear tomorrow...what IS likely is that somewhere down the road, you, and other frustrated SEOs will notice that folks employing such tricks have suddenly gone *poof*! :)
[Mods I hope this is ok]
Ignoring PR for now, some assumptions are:
Each of the <Company> sites have 10 or so inbound links from other small sites (not portrayed)
Each <Brand> site is heavily themed for its Company site
All <Brand "Site Pages"> have 1 link to its Company site
The <Brand> Sites are not xLinked
1 Solitary Links page <In Blue> links to all the <Brand> sites in the network, to prevent orphan pages.
My Q - How would G view a small network of sites built in this way?
Good, bad, what might trip a filter?
The thing Im afried of is now Google is almost perfect if they keep trying to make there filter better it will also harm alot of "good" web sites with not that much knowlege in the web business, but they also have the right to tell there story or make a little busness, we can not expect every webmaster to be so SE experinced like some here, so in a way I do not hope they do to many changes in there ranking/filtering system, because it is the best search engine on the net, we all know that, so never change a wining them.
I just have to make the site better.