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Google algorithm is an insult to originality and creativity

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Google algorithm is an insult to originality and creativity Dedoimedo 7/5/13 6:11 AM
Dedoimedo here,

Yesterday, I posted a review of Windows 8.1, here:

Today, I did two organic searches on Google - windows 8.1 review and windows 8.1 review stupid.

As you can in the two linked images, my original article does not show anywhere, but news sites, forums, etc linking to it do.
For the first search, lxer.com links and redirects to my work. For the second search, you have 5-6 different sources linking to my work.

This is identical to what happened in 2011, as I have written here:

There is no real question to my post. Just total disappointment.

I just want to let everyone know how 'great' and 'successful' their algorithm is.
Keep doing this, and one day you will bury yourself. Money isn't everything.

Regards,
Igor Ljubuncic aka Dedoimedo
Re: Google algorithm is an insult to originality and creativity Chris Electrician Cardiff 7/5/13 8:26 AM
The new Google update has completely thrown me off the ranking for my term "cardiff electricians" and guess what? ...
All the new results are paid directories such as Yell.com and Thomsonslocal - all where you pay to be listed and gain backlinks in the process...

And i thought that was against all of Google Polices?

Its a bloody joke and i hate Google for this stupid and unnecessary update...
I also share your frustration

Re: Google algorithm is an insult to originality and creativity Lysis 7/5/13 8:50 AM
You realize a lot of legit news sources with actual hands-on review copies are doing reviews, right? You're competing with some big names out there.
Re: Google algorithm is an insult to originality and creativity webado 7/5/13 10:20 AM
@Chris Electrician Cardiff,

There's nothing wrong for business directories like Yelp to show up for all manner of  small businesses which either don't have websites or have poorly written websites that don't have much hope of success and sit buried deep down in the index. It's all about the content and how relevant it is after all.

Your ambition should be to overtake such listings with your website. Are you able to do it? It's all up to you and how well you've built the site.

I built a small 1-page site for a plumber, nothing fancy, concise, to the point. His business was also listed in something like Yelp. It used to come up for most searches just after 2-3 results from such directories. After a while searches started bringing up his site before the directory listings and I'd say that was a definite success. Since then I added a couple more pages, but it's still a very tiny site which ranks just fine for what it's supposed to rank. As a very small business, getting 10 calls a day is pretty much all he can manage. It's encouraging to know that at least half of those come from hits he got to his site over many others that compete in the same business and the same area.


Re: Google algorithm is an insult to originality and creativity travler. 7/5/13 10:26 AM
Ah Chris  - your issues are different from the OPs


Of course webado's advice is bang on for when you get down to just the one site. Who cares who refers your customers to you as long as the customers find you.


Re: Google algorithm is an insult to originality and creativity Dedoimedo 7/5/13 11:20 AM
Irrelevant, because it's not MY review showing BELOW others.
It's my review NOT showing up - whereas sites LINKING to MY review ARE.
So if you show references to an original, then the original ought to be there too.
If not, it's a bad algorithm.

Update: after this post went up, plus a mail I sent to the CEO, lo and behold the change in the results.

Igor aka Dedoimedo
Re: Google algorithm is an insult to originality and creativity Dedoimedo 7/5/13 11:20 AM
My last post was in response to Lysis.

Cheers,
Igor
Re: Google algorithm is an insult to originality and creativity Lysis 7/5/13 11:41 AM
lol @ personalized results. OK buddy. The CEO knocked your site up the ranks. Whatever helps you sleep.
Re: Google algorithm is an insult to originality and creativity Dedoimedo 7/5/13 1:43 PM
You made that correlation, not me. I just reported the facts.
I am pretty certain my email never got read, but the quantum laws of observation hold.

Anyhow, didn't expect any real response that would highlight the glory of said algorithm.

The purpose of this post is for people to read and make their own conclusions as they see fit.


Regards,
Igor aka Dedoimedo
Re: Google algorithm is an insult to originality and creativity Free2Write 7/5/13 2:16 PM
Quantum laws apply to observation and measurement. What formal measurements were taken?

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