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joined:Dec 23, 2002
here is again MY message :
troels nybo nielsen: i think that my approach is killing me..i am too sentimentally attached to my old domains whcih are pr 0.
i taught my freind who is in the same biz like i am and he is now in top of google results!TOP,major keywords.and he isnt in dmoz!
i stil lknow all the "tricks"..jsut i didnt have the guts to "start brand new" new..well with new year 2003 i will!
it is msg number 31 in this thread and it is credited to peterdaly..can someone fix this? thanks.
joined:Oct 23, 2002
Looks like WWW1 is showing the new SERPs already, its been holding steady for awhile. Will Everflux now be evident on WWW1?
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Tell me your search results are not affected as a result? That is three tenth of a percent of ALL listings in ALL of google.
Hopefully this is just an interim step in the dance, and that this obvious cross link spam / scam will get dropped in the final results.
If you have spam to report, please report it to Google. We are not the Google spam reporting system or the place to "shop the competition" knowing that Google techs may read it. Posting someone elses url is no different than violating them by posting their name and address. That includes posting of Google search terms. [webmasterworld.com]
Dont you have something better to do than pick on someone HELPING to clean up a major spammer?
Not yet, I'm waiting for a dns to transfer so I can do some final uploading. But, while I'm waiting I thought I'd join in and offer some friendly advice.
If that someone wants to help to clean up a major spammer, Google has official procedures in place to do so. This forum is not the place to clean up Google spam.
It is the December update. That gives us a perfect dozen for last year.
quick note: per the strongest tos line there is, any linking in messages to raw adult sites will result in membership and ip ban. it's the one issue we have zero tolerance on.
joined:Oct 27, 2001
Stefan, rfgdxm1, people who thing that lots of keyword density really help them are welcome to think that. I don't think it helps that much. I wouldn't worry Stefan.
I don't have the slightest idea what the keyword density is on my pages, and I don't spend any time optimizing for keywords except to make sure that the topic of the page is in the title and in the page's headline or subhead. Yet many of my pages are #1 for their keywords or at least in the top 10, even for keywords and keyphrases that yield thousands of Google search results.
This may sound simple-minded (and like blatant sucking up to Google), but if you run an information site or even a commercial site that isn't built around a handful of keywords, there's a lot to be said for just providing Google with easily digestible "spider food" and trusting good writing techniques to take care of things like keyword density. (To put it another way, breaking documents into logical sections and using descriptive titles and subheads isn't just good for the reader--it's also likely to be rewarded by Google.)
Here's something else to keep in mind: If Google is like many well-run technical companies like 3M and Microsoft, it doesn't just hire people with mainstream technical job skills. I'll bet it also hires very smart people from obscure academic specialties and finds ways to put their noncommercial knowledge to work in a Googlesque context. Consider the hypothetical example of a computer-savvy English major who wrote his Ph.D. thesis on "Determining the Authorship of Shakespearean Sonnets through Comparison of Word Patterns and Rhythms." He gets his Ph.D. from Stanford and has two job offers: one as an English instructor at Eastern New Mexico State for $30,000 a year, and the other as a well-paid researcher in Google's labs, where he'll be able to use his academic expertise to help Google determine page relevance by analyzing keyword density in the context of natural sentence patterns. If I were running Google, I'd be hiring people who could do things like that. And since the people at Google are smarter than I am, I'll bet they thought of this long before I did. :-)
Bottom line: When Google says "Do what's natural," it's reasonable to assume that Google has ways to measure what's natural and what's phony.
I'll concede that this isn't everything. I was confused by a buggy keyword density analyzer. However, if you add to KWD also having the keyword in the domain name, or second best the URL, it does seem to help quite a bit.