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The Scraper Gets Outscraped!... brand new domain straight in

     
7:49 pm on Jun 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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What is Google on?

As many of you know I have been scraped by an Italian site however they have now been outscraped by an Indian site on a keyword domain registered in February 2013.

I just cannot believe this, they have used a random 1234567.jpg for the image, no title and no alt using my 13 year old image and not even optimised it, simply changed the width and height.

The on-page information is utter garbage with many spelling and grammatical mistakes plus he has done this with 96 widgets and all are ranking extremely well in both SERPs and, of course, he is displaying AdWords.

Whatever Google is on I don't want any of it since it obviously screws-up any sane mind!
2:14 am on June 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like it's time for you to register a keyword domain in China, scrape your content off the Indian site, and see if you can't one-up the scrapers in reclaiming your content!
2:37 am on June 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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HP - Just guessing, but this sounds like the result of many hacked sites pointing at a throwaway domain. I'd be very curious to learn how long it stays up where it is. Please report back. Curious minds want to know. ;)

Is this, btw, in Image Search or in web search?

Seems to me that Google's been vulnerable to this after Caffeine, where sites got included in the serps with perhaps less examination than previously... and then maybe more so after Google algorithmically boosted freshness as a factor for some QDF queries.

of course, he is displaying AdWords

I assume here you mean AdSense.
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Sounds symptomatic of what happens when operating in a niche so uncompetitive that link building is optional.

Am I the only one here who doesn't do "link-building"?
http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4221780.htm [webmasterworld.com]

HuskyPup: I have never in 16+ years not once asked anyone for a link...


What I got out of that discussion is that your situation was neither universal nor instructive for how others should approach the problem of links. Wheel observed that link building is mandatory for some businesses. I agree. Wheel also made an accurate prediction:

If you're in in a niche wandering around blissfully not having to build links? You may get a wake up call someday if/when an SEO strong company walks into your niche and walks all over you. You should be planning against that eventuality now.


What is happening now in your SERPs may be a reflection of how low the barrier to entry is. Because of that, what is happening in your niche is neither universal nor applicable to niches that have stronger competition. It's not a question of "What is Google on." It's simply that your niche has a low barrier to entry and this is a reflection of that reality.

[edited by: phranque at 5:41 am (utc) on Jun 18, 2013]
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7:49 am on June 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Indian website should not be around after a month or two. New panda updates should kick him out
10:32 am on June 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Is this, btw, in Image Search or in web search?


Both


of course, he is displaying AdWords


I assume here you mean AdSense.


The ads come from AdWords, he's a publisher which is AdSense, surely?

Sounds symptomatic of what happens when operating in a niche so uncompetitive that link building is optional.


I will take your naivety about my industry with the pinch of salt it deserves.

You plainly haven't a clue about what you are writing concerning one of the biggest industrial sectors on the planet.
10:45 am on June 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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And, btw, saying that I do not link build does not mean I do not have any back links!
2:15 am on June 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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...concerning one of the biggest industrial sectors on the planet.


I have more than a clue, we've discussed your niche by PM years ago. I am fully aware and knowledgeable about the sector you are involved in. There's a lot of money in it but there's not thousands of people at home, work and on their cellphones searching on Google for it and clicking on ads. My statement still stands because it was made with the full knowledge of your specific niche.

...saying that I do not link build does not mean I do not have any back links!


No one said you didn't have links. That goes without saying. It would be preposterous to think otherwise.
10:51 am on June 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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There's a lot of money in it but there's not thousands of people at home, work and on their cellphones searching on Google for it and clicking on ads.


Hmmm ... Now just how would you know that? Do you have access to Google's special files where each industry is broken down by sector?

Oh well, I'd better just go back to competing with Home Depot and Walmart.