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so donít put more than 2 commercial keywords in your titles or Google will frown upon it
[edited by: tedster at 5:00 am (utc) on Oct 17, 2012]
I checked the actual Whois for those sites and the UPS Store address was not shown in the data, except one. The other sites were in different states! So I have no idea where that information is being made up from
[edited by: tedster at 5:02 am (utc) on Oct 17, 2012]
Google is an ICANN-accredited registrar even though they do not offer registration services so they have access to whois data that you don't (original owner, domain history, etc.). I always thought that ICAAN did a sleazy deal with google in awarding them registrar status knowing full well that g only wanted the data for internal reasons. I believe they broke and are still breaking their own rules in that regard.
[edited by: crobb305 at 5:20 pm (utc) on Oct 16, 2012]
joined:June 3, 2007
First of all, choose your domain name wisely, having a good URL can give you a head start in the race. Good domains are still expensive and for a good reason.
the dude has put together an interesting website.
I have an issue with the entire premise of "Sites suspiciously similar to ... example.com" Sure, it's finding most of my sites (perhaps all - you need to register to see for sure and I didn't). But there is nothing suspicious about it (no effort to conceal it) nor they are actually similar! What makes two sites similar if all they have in common is a small part of a Whois record? And there is A TON of false positives based on similarities of WHOIS protection service return emails.
In other words: well, OK, there's a way to find SOME relationships between given sites. But not all of them should have spam-related implications! If this is the sort of an approach Google Spam Team is using, it's outrageously irresponsible in general, and even on the practical level I imagine the false positives create a lot of useless extra work.
Every business using the same UPS Store location is shown as "suspiciously similar". Ridiculous.Maybe not think about it, the search connects them now the code can be examined if the code is very close to being the same it could lead to another closer examination of the sites. I have 20 websites using the same ups shipping location they are all registered in different names different servers etc. yet he can connect them from a ups shipping location. Now I can look at the source code and see if the same programmer coded them. Not many code the same we all have our quirks. I can see this could be a real problem for Google's team as to why the delete of the article.
[edited by: nickreynolds at 10:09 pm (utc) on Oct 16, 2012]
joined:Oct 17, 2012