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Did Google clear the Chanel and Gucci SERPs? Replicas are not ranking now

2:30 am on Nov 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I checked the term chanel , chanel bag, gucci , gucci bag, found there is no website selling replica now.

But in the terms like chanel bags, gucci bags, there are still many websites selling replica goods.

I suspect Google do cooperate with the luxury brands. Is there anything to do with Google's Boutiques.com?

What do you guys think?
4:12 am on Nov 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hello wyfwyf113 and welcome to the forums.

Normally we do not discuss specific search terms here - but this area is a pretty hot topic, so I am making an exception.

I do think Google is very sensitive to both the "replica" and the "counterfeit" question. It is a hard job to police the businesses who violate trademark law for luxury goods. You're right, at the moment those searches look pretty clean.
1:42 pm on Nov 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I just checked [chanel bag], but thought the SERPs were fairly poor quality (searching in the UK)

2-4 of the sites on the first page were just keyword stuffed 'thin' affiliate sites (I say 'thin' since the keyword stuffing was the only real content they had), and a couple of others had no real content either.

I don't know what the SERPs were like previously though since it's not an area I would go into, but they didn't seem too clear when I checked it.

Just my $0.02 :)