To other legitimate SEOs... rant... Google uselessness

by cup243
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I'm sick of being outranked by expired domains and pages with obviously unnatural links, when I'm the one who genuinely provides the searcher with what they want to find.

Is there any hope of Google's algorithms improving? It's ridiculous that they can't detect this and do something about it.

Are they ever going to do other updates and kick those worthless sites?

How long am I going to stay legitimate (honest and white-hat) praying one day these crappy sites be penalized? I put in a ton of hours making a truly helpful article.

And that's my little rant...

It makes you wanna go black-hat... how on Earth don't they detect and penalize this already?

I have a DA 16, I know it's not much but they should be able to tell what's good and what isn't.
#google #legitimate #rant #seos #uselessness
  • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
    If you are being outranked by expired domains; sites that suck etc, then you have some serious SEO problems with your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    A DA of 16 doesn't mean you are doing anything "right". DA is not used by Google to rank your pages. It's just a third party metric put out by Moz. It can be used to compare one page to another, but even then it is not a solid enough metric to base anything on in a vacuum.

    As far as your page though, what are you doing to rank it? Just creating "good" content is not enough.

    Also, I would be curious to see the pages outranking you. I cannot count how many times I have seen complaints like this and the OP's own site is nothing that special either. We often hold a bias towards things we have created when comparing them to competitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    It's most likely your competitor is doing a better thing than you.

    By the way, what do you mean by been legiti?
    I have had that too many times only for me to find out that we are all "blackout", I prefer to use that word.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Lucas
    In this case you might be failing to keep up the competition. Keep calm and do research on this. Hope you will find the solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    You're not providing the searcher with what they want to find, assuming you have the right content; you've created the content that has what they want to find.

    The next step is providing it to them (i.e., market it - SEO, ads, etc.)

    Originally Posted by cup243 View Post

    I'm sick of being outranked by expired domains and pages with obviously unnatural links, when I'm the one who genuinely provides the searcher with what they want to find.

    Is there any hope of Google's algorithms improving? It's ridiculous that they can't detect this and do something about it.

    Are they ever going to do other updates and kick those worthless sites?

    How long am I going to stay legitimate (honest and white-hat) praying one day these crappy sites be penalized? I put in a ton of hours making a truly helpful article.

    And that's my little rant...

    It makes you wanna go black-hat... how on Earth don't they detect and penalize this already?

    I have a 1.5 year old site with DA 16, I know it's not much but they should be able to tell what's good and what isn't.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Originally Posted by cup243 View Post

    I'm sick of being outranked by expired domains and pages with obviously unnatural links, when I'm the one who genuinely provides the searcher with what they want to find.
    Unnatural links are the most links that people(me) get. Nothing wrong with it. You kid yourself with what you provide as being "so much better."

    Originally Posted by cup243 View Post

    Is there any hope of Google's algorithms improving? It's ridiculous that they can't detect this and do something about it.
    You never know what your comp is really doing, what people want, what google gives. Sometimes we get into a niche or keyword that makes no sense, and think all sorts of things about google. The people have spoken. Real people doing real searches from real devices like google.

    Originally Posted by cup243 View Post

    Are they ever going to do other updates and kick those worthless sites?
    If that is what is kicking your butt, then 2 things are going on:
    1) The niche is so lousy, you get lousy results.
    2) You are over thinking, over-doing, over-seo-ing, following someone's checklist, and swearing that YOU should be #1...when in fact you are barking up the wrong trees.

    Originally Posted by cup243 View Post

    How long am I going to stay legitimate (honest and white-hat) praying one day these crappy sites be penalized? I put in a ton of hours making a truly helpful article.
    How about stopping now? If you have a real business, google is NEVER a cause of your success or failure. It's entirely up to you. I see things like godaddy, travago, travelocity, zillow, various meds, diapers, samsung, and anything you can think of....advertise on on TV. And people wonder why they do this when they are #1 online....

    Originally Posted by cup243 View Post

    And that's my little rant...
    It makes you wanna go black-hat... how on Earth don't they detect and penalize this already?
    Nothing is blackhat. It either works, or it doesn't.

    Sometimes you can do everything right, and never get there. Again, you can either do it yourself,or try another website.

    Originally Posted by cup243 View Post

    I have a 1.5 year old site with DA 16, I know it's not much but they should be able to tell what's good and what isn't.
    DA does not tell you anything. The fact that you even mention it, is a tip off to what and who you are following.

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Buy the expired domains.

    Now you rank higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author hipeopo02
    Originally Posted by cup243 View Post

    I'm sick of being outranked by expired domains
    man your site must really suck.....
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    A crappy product or service by people that disappear from the forum for a long period of time to make it look like they were working on something so when they come back you will want to click on their crappy product or service link

    CLICK HERE! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    It was just a movie.

    just because you build what you consider a great site doesn't mean anyone has to come or Google has to rank it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dokemion
    Cry for Googlexit!
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    Contact me for any SEO Services you need I'm glad to be of your service.

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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
    If those sites are ranking for longer time in SERPS then they are actually providing what the reader wants to know.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    Originally Posted by cup243 View Post


    Is there any hope of Google's algorithms improving? It's ridiculous that they can't detect this and do something about it.

    Are they ever going to do other updates and kick those worthless sites?
    Welcome to the club. well nice rant, but G does not care about "worthless sites"
    They ONLY care about selling more small ads. Thats what they do business wise, the rest is an unpaid extra job, and nobody cares about extra work that does not get paid.

    They do it to keep the image to be a "search engine" alive. Are they a search engine? Not really, they let you search the ads they receive the most money for.

    Everything else is pure fiction.
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