Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.204.74.171

Message Too Old, No Replies

Questions for GoogleGuy

   
8:29 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator brett_tabke is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Rules of this thread:

1- ask one question
2- be brief.
3- no commenting on other posts.
4- no specifics please
5- violators will go posting off ;-)
6- 1 q - 1 q only.
7- thread will be scrubbed of junk/offtopic/etc

After we get 10-20 q's we will submit them to the plex...

9:05 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Are there any rules of thumb, other than Google's webmaster guidelines, that can help a new website get balanced consideration by Google for good rankings in the SERPs or is it prudent for the webmaster to plan for a neccesary passage of time before a website has a potential to rank well?
9:07 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member googleguy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Freedom, fair points--I hate spam pages that use AdSense. I'm talking to some people on that side of the company about how to get spam out of AdSense. It may be that we can designate a keyword to use (like "spamreport") in the "Ads by Goooogle" feedback link. A few weeks ago, that form didn't send back the publisher id as well, or at least not in the database that I saw. I think that they were going to add that though. Once that's working, it would provide a simple way to report a spam page with AdSense right from that page.

Ask folks about this more in New Orleans too, but I'm working on it. In the meantime, use the Campaign Negative Sites feature of AdWords to specify any sites that you don't want your ads to show on. That's an indirect signal of feedback as well.

9:07 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



where can I report a bad site? I know you mentioned a form, but the form suggests you only enter 1 URL at a time. And what if I found a site (not my competitor btw) that has 100,000 (!) pages in Google, all with black text on black background, and all pointing to a porn site (while using non-adalt text on these doorways). I cannot enter 100,000 URLs manually, I need to notify somebody "human", so they can review it. Is there any email I can send abuse report to and explain the situation?
9:09 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member googleguy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



steveb, I think this summer would be a great time to look at refreshing the Supplemental Results for the reasons I mentioned over in [webmasterworld.com...]
9:10 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member googleguy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



abbeyvet, gotcha covered with Freedom's points. I would emphasize this to engineers in New Orleans, b/c there will both quality engineers and engineers from the ads side of things there.
9:12 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member googleguy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



victor, I'll take that as a feature request:
The Google Web Directory integrates Google's sophisticated search technology with Open Directory pages to create the most useful tool for finding information on the web.

should be something like
The Google Web Directory integrates Google's sophisticated search technology with Open Directory pages to create a pretty darn useful tool for finding information on the web.

Thanks for mentioning this. :)
9:15 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Thanks for the response - it helps restore some confidence after being hit badly by bourbon
9:17 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member googleguy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



(I'm starting to enter flash mode.)

JudgeJeffries, I see reinclusions go through, and there's a fair number of them. Once it reaches a person to investigate, I'd budget four weeks up to six weeks for it to show up.

Things that help: lots of details about how it happened, how the stuff was cured, and how it won't be happening again. Smaller problems in quality (10 words of hidden text as opposed to thousands of cloaked, redirecting doorways pages).

Things that hurt: when the site is less mom&pop or genuine, and more buy-cheap-viagra-for-my-debt-consolidation-loans.com or suchlike. The intent and scale and recency of the actions can also be taken into account.

9:18 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



GG, can you confirm if going URL-only for almost all the pages of a given domain means a penalty?
9:18 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Does non commercial content is still more important than commercial content for Google?
9:18 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member googleguy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



xyzzyx, if there's Allegra-style shakeups after Bourbon is done, I'll probably set up a special keyword or way to give feedback. I'm going to hold off for now since things are still midway though.
9:21 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Googleguy what is 1/0?
9:22 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member googleguy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



inbound, we're pretty allergic to the suggestion when people suggest that we take money for reviewing sites (or reviewing sites for reinclusion). Our skin starts to break out and my shoulder feels all itchy. Several very smart people have suggested it, and I'm not saying we'd never do it, but the whole notion of pay-for-inclusion or pay-for-review or pay-for-rereview-after-you've-caught-me-spamming isn't something that I foresee us doing anytime soon. It's a slippery slope that could easily lead to a conflict of interest.
9:22 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



...adding to that what.

What is the meaning of life?

9:23 am on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member googleguy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



ncgimaker, NaN. ;)
This 201 message thread spans 14 pages: 201