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7:14 am on Nov 7, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hey guys,

Did anyone else notice ROR vanished from results? Look at this:

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Do you think this is a manual action?
2:19 pm on Nov 7, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Alexa is not the most reliable indication of traffic but according to them they dipped before the summer as well so I wouldn't think this is a manual action just normal adjustments by Google (that has been affecting a lot of us).

It could also be a case of negative SEO. Sites like ROR tend to be targets since they have negative content that targets a lot of different brands.
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they dipped before the summer

This site blocks EU IPs since May, and the enforcing of the GDPR.
4:59 pm on Nov 7, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hahaha ... oh well, I'd never heard of them before yet good old TOR got me there ... what are you going to do now ROR, I'm in Europe looking at your site?
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what are you going to do now ROR, I'm in Europe looking at your site?

@RedBar ! You didn't read their GDPR banner, (on top)! This is forbidden for an European to access their site! Illegal! They will sue you for having done this!
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Illegal! They will sue you
I suppose it would be idle to ask whether the site itself knows that those are two different things.
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They will sue you for having done this!


Ooooh, that's entering my realm of fun and enjoyment!

BTW. I did read their banner, I just love being prohibited to do anything:-)
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I just love being prohibited to do anything:-)

This is something I had understand :)
4:22 pm on Nov 9, 2018 (gmt 0)

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It seems to be an ORM update affecting many complaint websites. Before I saw this, I posted another thread about this here:
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12:45 pm on Nov 10, 2018 (gmt 0)

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This is possible that what you call the medical update, addresses the trustworthy of the content of a site / pages. In that case, lot of complaint and review sites, can be caught in the clean up. Not saying this kind of sites are bad, but you have to recognize that their users often posts fake messages / information / complaints / reviews
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I checked 10 ROR with dates over a year ago and all of them are PR 4 or 5. I checked new ROR a few weeks old which always rank PR 1 and now they are all PR3 or PR4
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I think that Google is sick of the payroll spend dealing with court orders, complaints, and removals. I heard from a friend in PA that they spend upwards of 13M a year on payroll just for court orders.

I think its a move to get rid of fake reviews. The market is going more clutch.co and similar sites where reviews require a LinkedIn and or a Facebook.
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seattlenetguy... WIth "PR", you mean Page? PR=PageRank, not the same thing as Page.
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PageRank is a so outdated concept now :)
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I'm so sorry, us old school guys from the ARCHIE days in 89/90 call it that. We coined SEO too but now thats out of date.

I meant rank. I noticed that all of the reports are delisted to page 3 at least. I also noticed something interesting.

As you add more of the title into Google the rank increases for the report. For instance if you look at this report for 1467003 (go to ROR and paste that don't want to cause additional issues) her name is Teresa. If you type in her first and last name it was #2 on page one two weeks ago. Now its page 3. However, if you google Teresa F******* and her brook (name) it will again rank #1

In the past a name would rank high on google and bing, but now I see it dropping but remaining for the full title.

Weird.
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I am almost certain that ROR will retaliate with doing another "change the URLS' game.
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Yes I noticed the same thing. If you add the word "reviews" or "ripoffreport" to the name, most likely the report is still on first page. In my opinion it is an algo update affecting many complaint websites. There is also a chance it was a manual action of some sort, but more likely Google tweaked the algo to punish certain types of review sites. For example, I also checked Yelp and it was not affected. So it would seem review sites that publish mostly negative content have been affected.
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Not sure that this means. Why would they not just delist? ROR will find a work around inside of two weeks.
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The market is going more clutch.co


What does that mean in English?
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it means that firms like Yelp and ROR are going by the wayside. Yelp has lost 12% market share in 2018 so far. Sites like clutch.co and Upcity that require a linkedin account and or a facebook account to leave reviews. Real people look over the accounts to see social activity, This will prohibit the fake/anonymous reviews on these sites. Since they cant use a fake name, they will be less inclined to leave a bad review for being sued for lying and defamatory statements.
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clutch.co is a website.
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um yes.......it does verified reviews of businesses
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clutch.co is a website.


I thought it was a typo!

Oh ... err ... umm ... is there a parallel universe where designers have no clue what businesses require?
 

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