If you are wanting to make money on the internet then dont let google find out or else they will try their best destroy your business.. well that is how it seems anyway. India is growing in number of internet users, set to overtake the US very soon and thus there are more and more people from India trying to “make it” on the internet however google will try and dominate and destroy and businesses or websites that aim to get big or even just make money on the internet. Webmasters have long suspected googles evil plans to dominate the internet and with recent changes to google search meaning that you dont even need to visit another website as google “scrapes!” query answers and displays them straight onto the search results is just evidence of google plans to make dominate the internet and make it so people never leave google.
At the moment people use google to quickly search for things and leave the longer searcher spend annoyingly searching around for things on google does not make for a good search engine but at the same time means that people are only using google as a gateway to the internet rather than a focual point of the internet like with social media websites where people log in and stay there browsing and chatting to friends… This is one of the reasons why google has set up google+ and youtube… confusing all in all google wants users to stay on google and whilst staying on google click on ads nut for people to then come straight back to google to browse some more and then click on some more ads and repeat. Googlge with all the recent changes and rules applied to ranking and seo have made it so so much harder for you to rank with seo or even naturally as you should meaning more and more websites are buying foolishly ads instead to make there website visible to people. Google monopoly will soon grow and grow and they are still buying out websites like youtube in a effort to make google properties the only properties internet users use.. forcing even more people to buy ads to be seen on the internet! Googles motto is “dont be evil” but I would say the google owners were having a laugh when they came up with that motto! What do you think do you reckon google is evil or are accidentally destroying businesses…. Now dont get me started on how this evil company spys on its users.
The seo expert from Sheffield is back! Here is what He has to say.
In Sheffield I often get clients coming to me with small website that have been hit (penalized) by google for spammy unnatural links, these guys aren’t even targeting high competitive keyword the businesses and websites based in Sheffield and just want customers from Sheffield only and not from across the world so they need targeted keywords primarily with Sheffield in them. One of the top reasons why these guys websites have been penalized consists of:
Hired a seo company that did not do seo correctly and instead of doing a long term seo strategy to get the website to stick they decided to use spammy links to quickly rank the website.. but later down the line the websites gets hit by penguin or a manual spam action is taken on them.
The business owner being a businesses owner did seo on their own and because he or she had a business to run opted for the quickest way to rank, without patience they blasted there website with spammy links causing a penalty.
Negative seo this is when someone else spams your website link everywhere in the hope that google will think its you and penalizes your site for it.. this type of thing is on the rise so be careful and always monitor your backlinks and then you will need to quickly disavow these links.
If you have been hit by a manual spam action (which you can see if you have or not in the webmasters dashboard) you can file for a reconsideration request.
Disavowing links is a good way to help ease your situation if you have been effected by a penalty by google, by checking what links you have been penalized for and submitting them in a disavow file to google you are in effect telling google what links you want to be discounted by the search engines when judging where in the search results to rank your site (kind of like nofollowing the links).
Removing links is another way and if for example you have been hit by manual spam action it is essential to remove and try to remove some spam links and keep a record as google can choose to ignore your reconsideration request to take away the manual spam action if for example google suspects that you have made no attempt to help clean up you link spam.
Sometimes though if your site has been really badly effected by a penalty whether it was your fault or not sometimes it is best to start a new fresh website with brand new content and a fresh link profile as there really is no guarantee no matter how many months you spend removing spammy links pointing to your site or disavowing them that your website will recover. Starting again I feel is one of the best ways to recover from these evil penalties.. and something I recommend to all of my new clients that have previously been penalized by google in Sheffield too.
A recent washington post report indicates how google still dominates search with 66.9% of the total internet searches carried out in October by US internet users… that in figures is 12 billion out of 19billion of peoples searches showing just how dominate google is in America and the figures for other countries are pretty strong aswell. However google does not have full power in all countries for example china the second biggest economy in the world and which has the most internet users too, google doe not even rank in the top 3 search providers in china! In russia as well internet users would rather use their homemade yandex search engine too! This goes to show that google can be beaten.
In the same report stst showed that the Microsoft owned search engine bing came second to google which had a share of 18% of the total American searches being made in october.
It has not always been like this in the earlier days of the internet and search we had a lot more choice of search engine such as altavista, askjeeves to name a few, how long can google keep up its dominate grasp on its market share? With all the recent negative press about gogole, social media and how small businesses are now steering away from google to do business the end is surely inevitable google, the end may come soon or in a couple years away as it slowly loses interest from searches and that dominate market share eventually dwindles away.
Yahoo is going to be auctioning off some of it premium domains it owns! Some are set to cost millions at auction!
According to reports yahoo is going to leap into the premium domain selling game by selling domains it has “stumbled across” such as sandwich.com and other sought after domains. Many of these domains are nouns amongst some odd domain names as well. But are premium domains really worth it? Not really for example sandwich.com may be something cool to tell your friends you have but it isn’t really a brand at all. More to the point sandwich.com like so many of premium domains dont have that many backlinks or history connected to it meaning search engines will just rank it like a normal website that you paid a huge premium for! Sandwich also isnt a brand name and you wont be able to trademark that word either. Premium domains aren’t worth the money you pay for them. Yahoo will be selling a list of these premium domains on sedo with more yet to come… prices for some of the domains are set to hit the millions…. Ridiculous if you ask me, Return on investment will not be very good at all, I would be surprised if people buying these domains will see any of the money back they paid for them…. (Domains if not already registered by someone else can be freely registered for a small fee at a registrar, If one of these million dollar domains expired for whatever reason anyone would be able to re-register the domain for as little as £5).
Some of the domains up for auction are:
Fonzo.com, jockeys.com, truestory.com, raging.com, sandwich.com and batoota.com!
Websites with spam links should NOT be penalized by search engines due to the fact that just being on the search engines will overtime cause your website to be linked to by spammy low value webpages… You cannot protect yoursite from negative seo either, If google and other search engines continue to penalize site based on whether they have spam links pointing to there site we will carry on seeing a rise in negative seo but it isn’t just negative seo that webmasters should be worried about seo spam tools now have added features to add random urls scraped from the search engines and place them in random articles and spammy submissions to spam websites in attempt to make there spam look more natural to the search engines.. this means that even new sites that are just starting to rank or are quite far down in the search engines because they do not have many links yet and haven’t had a chance for people to find them will suddenly see a surge in spammy automatically created links which the webmasters of these sites have had no role in creating point to their sites… destroying there chances of ever getting to the top of search results. The same can be said by people hotlinking to your images and placing these hotlinks in bad spam webpages (another feature of seo tools nowadays). As you can see it doesnt have to be a webmasters fault at all yet search engines contnue to penalize sites based on something webmasters have no control over! The only websites to survive the natural accumulation of spam links are high pr authority websites with million and millions of links so the spam links dont really make much difference to their rankings.. however small buisnesses these links make all the difference and becuas esearch engines are the only effective strategy (You always have social media…. how ever social emdia is quite a rubbish way for businesses to prosper) for the small guys to hopefully get web visitors small businesses are doomed from the start. The sheffield seo expert seems to say the same kind of things as we do too.
Here at India daily we bring you an expert in SEO (Search engine optimization) who is from Sheffield (england) giving us his views and lowdown on seo. In this article the Sheffield born and raised seo expert will be giving us his expert opinions on everything seo.
Hello, firstly let me introduce myself I am James and I am a self proclaimed seo expert I run a seo company based in Sheffield that creates tailor made and targeting seo campaigns to big brands and small company’s in Sheffield. But enough talk about who I am lets get right down to business..
Is seo a easy business?
Not at all seo is constantly changing and is just as dynamic as the search results themselves, you always have to be at the top of your game and know what is what to be able to survive and rank in the serps. It is not enough just to write good quality content in the hope that you will automatically rank in the search results.. it just doesn’t work like that. Search engines like google like to say that you need to create unique good quality content… albeit it you must create highly relevant content that is only available on your website the good quality part is pretty much a lie… why? Simply because google bot cannot read and interpret information, the google bot can only use algos to determine whether a piece of content should rank based on whether it is duplicate content… has a natural occurrence of keywords and follows some sort of basic structure, the google bot contrary to popular belief cannot actually determine something make sense or not… this is precisely why google and other search engines look at what links are pointing to that website in order to determine whether it is worthwhile content or not.. after all if other people are linking to it the content has to make sense right? The seo community though are slowing starting to think that hummingbird and other recent google updates are advancing and getting better are judging for themselves whether a peice of content is quality or not… looking for whether content is broken or contain fragmented sentences that do not make sense computers can to a certain degree measure linguistics however only to a certain degree and because language is constantly evolving and because language is so complex no computer program can ever fully understand whether something truly makes sense or not.
A problem that many seo face is negative seo, negative seo is when a competitor actively build spammy links to your website in order to get it penalized by google for spammy unnatural links. Negative seo is on the rise and means only website with the strongest link profiles can survive any new websites with little or weak backlinks will not survive. Google has last year released a disavow tool to help combat this letting webmaster discount links that they do not want google to count when ranking there site… however this creates the question why doesn google automatically discount spammy links and instead of penalizing spammy links just ingore them? Surely just because a site has spam my links pointing to them the content on the site doesn’t automatically become spammy aswell? Well some seo’s fear that this is because google wants small websites and businesses to fail so that they buy more adwords to survive after all adwords is how google make sits billions each year! Google has so many rules, even if your website has not got any spammy links pointing towards your site google will try and find a excuse to penalize it one way or another.
What you can do to survive all of these updates and stand the best chances of ranking in the search engines is to:
- Have good and lots of high pr websites linking to you — which is harder said then done
- Only have original and lots of content on your website
- A good fast design that is mobile responsive
- Don’t put all your eggs in one basket and diversify your traffic sources as more and more people turn away from searching on google and onto social media it is a good plan even if you aren’t worried about getting penalized by google to have a good social media presence as well as when google does go under you will have a good source of social media traffic.
Seo is a lot of hard work and if you have got a business to run you may not have the time or patience to do seo. That why it is probably a good idea considering as lot of things can go wrong to get a seo company to help you out doing seo instead. I am based in Sheffield and I get a lot of small local businesses from Sheffield that fail to get ranking on the search engines because they do not know what to do… It seo is boring and silly and you dont really want to know how its done… Just get someone like em to do it for you whilst you run your business!
Yahoo are upsetting users by taking away there tabs and introducing a new “recent” feature in it’s place.
Apparently users dont know what they want and the CEO’S do.. well that is how it seems as yahoo announces a unpopular new feature to take a place of the popular tabs feature that many users liked!
Yahoo have recently introduced a new “recent” feature to there inbox. Users dont like it one bit apparently. Yahoo recently this year scrapped a feature that many users liked the tab feature which let users easily open new tabs and navigate through there emails easily without loosing emails that users might want to save to read later. Yahoo has added this new “Recent” feature so that users can quickly go back to things that they have recently opened but users want their good old tabs back and I dont blame them!
Yahoo have changed there emailing system to try and win back some of the lost email service providing market share that they have lost over the users by getting new users to join by “improving it” but these new changes are just making their users angry and creating more bad publicity than good.
Yahoo are yet to comment whether they will be keeping with this new feature or bringing back the old tabs, it would be wise for one of these internet giants to actually listen to users for once it seems that big giants like yahoo(owned by Microsoft), google and others seem to think that it is okay to force changes and (forcing) expect users to adapt to the changes despite how many users are against it. This recent change however minor has prompted yahoo email users to vent there annoyance with yahoo on social networks! Will yahoo listen who knows? But it would be good publicity for yahoo to show that they do listen to what users want!
The internet is seeing more and more people from india using it…obviously you are one of those!
India isn’t just a growing economy it has a growing number of internet users as well! In fact a report has estimated that india is set to beat the USA in number of internet users. It is thought that in 8 months indias number of internet users will increase by 18.5%, these estimates would mean India would be second to china with 300 million people online in internet users. The report estimates that by june 2014 india will have around 243million internet users! India internet usage has in the last 3 years been growing at a unbelievable pace already this year internet usage has increased 40% from last year. But initially india was slow at first taking a whole decade to reach 100million internet users from 10 million at the start of the millennium. The rise in internet users is said to because of the advancing technology and that technology is becoming more accessible and more affordable. Moreover mobile internet usage has seen a 2% increase from last year and is playing a huge part in the rise of internet users now and in the future, mobile internet means that all you need is a handset with wifi and not a full blown expensive computer or laptop to browse the internet anymore. Better wifi reaching more remote areas have also made it easier to get online too.
The internet has opened up india to the world of commerce and business allowing us to communicate with other in different countries easily and affordable , not only that we can shop, chat to our friends on social networks and watch movies with just a few clicks!
Currently America has 207 million people online can we beat them? Will the report proove right or has it got its figures wrong?
More and more people are using the internet YET more and more small businesses are losing out and going under at the same time all thanks to huge giants such as google destroying the small guys. Even though india is growing in internet users india needs to develop its own competitive services otherwise, yes we are going to beat America but all our custom will go to America!
Google has added a little label to ads at the top of the search results now but it looks as though google has also at the same time removed the slight box that used to go behind the ads… The ad label is quite prominent however without the box behind it the ads are quite unclear if you dont spot the ads label. It is quite hard to say really if people will have a better time distinguishing ads and organic listings but if you ask me ads still dominate the search results anyway so it makes no real difference for instance in the below picture if you are not listed first or second in the organic search results users will have to scroll down to see you.
See for yourself..here a picture of the new ads and just look how many ads you have here!
As you can see the new labels help advertise that the listing is a paid ad but you cannot help feeling as though that doesn’t really matter as there are only really ads in sight anyway.
By the looks of that image there is not a single small business in sight yet multiple listings of big websites! Hmmm….
Google received in October 2013 upto 26 million urls submitted in DMCA removal requests alone. That is a huge firgure and it is googles duty to make sure all of these requests are steeled one way or another. The huge work load that google has requires a lot of workers and a lot of money to keep google from being overrun by infringing copyrighted material… The huge amounts of dmcas google receives each year has risen quite dramatically this years from past years. Up to now google this years have said that they have removed 200million links from their search results in accordance to DMCA removal requests they have received this is a lot lot more than previous year for example last year google removed 50 million urls form its search. What is causing such a huge rise in dmca requests? Webmasters have been speculating that it is googles panda update that is causing webmasters to worry and to submit removal requests aimed at sites ripping off their content.. after all duplicate content is penalized now by google and webmasters do not want to run the risk of google getting the original author of the content wrong and penalizing them instead of the actual copyright thief. Google brags that the average time google acts upon receiving a removal request is usually no more than 6 hours. Google however states that they do not always remove every link they receive from a dmca removal request as they sya that sometimes they recive unclear requests, or requests whereby no infringing content is found. Some requests that are denied include:
A business requesting removal of a ex employee’s blog post criticizing the company
People requesting removal of their names from the search engines based upon their names being “copyrightable”
Movie producers requesting that movie reviews should be removed.
But do these dmca requests help? After all at the bottom of the search results a notice will appear if one of the search results has been removed which lets searchers read the dmca request and see the infrgining urls anyway.