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Re: Confused as to why a site using hidden text and other spam methods is STILL ranking #1 for a catch phrase.. It has been reported by several folks to Google months ago. Obviously they dont check their mail very often!
Don't be confused, pal. Sadly, for such a great search engine, as concerns "petty" things like this, Google do not give a flying fish!
Diggle, this update stuff makes a difference for me... I'm not making any money on my site but it's helping me to at least break even doing what I love. My life is often very exciting and Google is helping me to keep it that way.
Also, my main term search results appear to have reverted to exactly what they were after the October update.
What is the opposite of deja vu?
One bottom line, this update goes back to favoring bigger sites with mucho internal links.
[edited by: steveb at 12:29 am (utc) on Jan. 2, 2003]
GoogleGuy, wanna make things fun for us? Pay one dollar for each spammer I report. I'll make a billion and you make your users happy with a shiny clean index.
For example last month a site I manage was No. 1 (&2) for a major key-phrase until about the last day of the dance, then it dropped to number 2 (&3). So far in this dance the site is at No. 1 (&2).
I think I read a suggestion that perhaps pagerank was only factored in at the end. That might be an explanation for my ranking movement during the last dance - my site has PR5, and the keyphrase features prominantly, the 'competing' site has PR6 and the keyphrase doesnt feature as an exact phrase.