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Strange observation: In my niche
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Strange observation: In my niche, for the past 24 months an abandoned non mobile responsive site that hasn't been updated or maintained for years with expired security certificate, outdated scripts, secure page warnings and fewer back links ranks #1 for a competitive three word niche term.
I just noticed via mobile search, each listing getting an image and huge amount of real estate.
Today I saw a search query in my niche return a staggering FIVE consecutive Pinterest results.
I had to double check my URL to make sure I wasn't stuck on the Pinterest site. Incredible.
That is one major bug on Google right now.
Google's "love" for Pinterest and it's inability to penalize the real spammers (while at the same time punishing sites of hard working people who follow Google's guidelines thoroughly) is a perfect illustration of how crappy Google has become. The good news is is that my website is gradually getting more visitors from alternative search engines like duckduckgo, ecosia, ..
Could having content duplicated on Pinterest cause problems for the site that's the actual host of the content? We have more links from Pinterest than any other domain, by a large margin. The content links to us (or, at least, it often does), but if Google prefers Pinterest, could we be penalized as if we're the ones duplicating the content?
Could having content duplicated on Pinterest cause problems for the site that's the actual host of the content?
If this is even remotely true, then Google's got a real tangled ball of string on their hands
Google has more problems than just that I'm afraid.
the indexing power/speed of Google is weaker than the smaller engines
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 8:25 am (utc) on Aug 1, 2017]
[edit reason] Added link to Wired article [/edit]