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I think that, by definition, a brand should rank high for keywords related to that brand. Why should it be any other way?
One thing I try too look for now: how many top spot organic sites also have adword ads at the same time. Especially for big money words. Just out of curiosity of course.
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Just to satisfy your curiosity, of course.
guess what Google is doing
pay a "small fee"
My own sites are beating out main stream media and state-sponsored travel sites. I have clients competing with the likes of Amazon and Staples, and beating them for those products, because they provide a better experience. One of my clients with a keyword-rich domain and five years of experience is outranking Lowes and Home Depot in an *extremely* competitive (and dirty) niche, with just a little eight page Zen Cart ecommerce site. Because he established himself as the authority and built his brand. At Home Depot, the products are just half a dozen out of however million products Home Depot sells, but my client can tell you which products you need, exactly how to use them, and recommend others he doesn't even carry if they'll do the job right. And as much as we are able, we try to reflect that on his site.
From backward links.
If Google doesn't de-penalise my web site, then maybe I'll rethink how much work I put into writing book reviews. Referrals from google.com/search are down 90% from this time last year, and there's less incentive to put work into something vastly fewer people will ever read.I had to look your profile to see that you're Danny the book review guy. So you kept losing, I think it was 70% last time...many here kept losing and losing with Panda. The good news, if you want to call it that, is that at some point you realize it isn't about quality or anything that depends on you, contrary to Google's public claims.
it isn't about quality or anything that depends on you, contrary to Google's public claims.Can you offer any proof for this claim? Call me old fashioned but I need some if I'm going to believe an assertion of that magnitude.
Site owners that have improved their sites know if their sites are getting progressively worse, at least when compared to the competition or not.