GOGLE HAS GONE CRAZY look at these weird search results!!

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Google may well have finally confused itself...with so many algorythm changes, panda penguin and who knows what else. Just look at these findings....Original post that alerted me can be found here...OMG! Look At These Search Results! | PotPieGirl.com
and I have reproduced the page below...... What is going on????????:confused::confused::confused::confused: :confused:

I never use Chrome, but figured I'd go check on some search results in a nice "clean" environment.
Wowzers at what I saw!
So I searched for a very popular affiliate keyword space - how to get your ex back.
Let me just show you what got returned as the "Top 10 Results" (I had to go check other browsers to make sure Chrome wasn't playing tricks on me!)



So let's review, shall we?

#1 is a site I'd expect to find...so Ok, fine
#2 is a wikihow article thingy (ugh). Which, by the way if anyone is interested, they have a button that allows you to put their ENTIRE article on YOUR site (yippee)
#3 Yahoo answers (sigh, but ok)
#4 A sales page... fine
Now it gets interesting.....
#5 When you mouse over the Google Instant Preview for this ranking url, you see a snapshot of a VERY keyword-stuffed page. BUT, when you actually click THRU to SEE...well you get something totally different (perhaps the actual site that the url reflects? Total weirdness)
#6 No Way! "this site may be compromised"??? Ranking on Page 1?????
#7 Yet again, the Google Instant Preview of that page shows yet another keyword-stuffed page, but when you click thru - a page that is an affiliate url
Now it gets REALLY fun....
#8 A Restaurant. (yes, laughed my a$$ off at that, but hey, perhaps this restaurant IS key to getting your ex back?)
#9 an Affiliate page/site...ok, fine. Totally expect to find that.
and drum roll please for the last result on Page 1.......
#10 - a Music and Comedy site... don't even really know WHAT it is....

Ladies and gentlemen, the Google Search Results have hit an all-time LOW.
THIS is BETTER? Google is pleased with all this?
(I bet their searchers sure aren't! For me, it made me laugh hysterically!)
Or, is this a sign that yet again, another storm is about to blow thru?
#crazy #gogle #results #search #weird
  • Profile picture of the author metalice
    maybe another update is coming out.. watch your ranking
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  • Profile picture of the author NXmarketeer
    google is messing up really hard. they try so much to make their incomes higher with ads that they don't mind screwing the search results. As long as the ads that show up in the search are relevant everything is ok for them. Most people will click on the ads.

    I hope the changes Bing announced make it a real antagonist for google so we can see something get better at some point. Cause if you play alone you play your way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ansar Pasha
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    I'm really thinking about just making the plunge already and going with PPC. I mean, it seems like the only way to get consistent results with the way things are going.

    Who knows what's next? And do we have enough time (which = money) to bang our heads against a wall and figure it out every time this happens?


    Those results are mongulated lol...


    Ansar
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    • Profile picture of the author garyv
      Originally Posted by Ansar Pasha View Post

      I'm really thinking about just making the plunge already and going with PPC. I mean, it seems like the only way to get consistent results with the way things are going.

      Who knows what's next? And do we have enough time (which = money) to bang our heads against a wall and figure it out every time this happens?


      Those results are mongulated lol...


      Ansar
      Adwords PPC is almost as finicky as regular google search. You have to maintain a "quality score" - which is really undefinable right now. And the algorithm they use to define said "quality score" changes just as much as their regular search algorithm.
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      • Profile picture of the author lukedidit
        Originally Posted by garyv View Post

        Adwords PPC is almost as finicky as regular google search. You have to maintain a "quality score" - which is really undefinable right now. And the algorithm they use to define said "quality score" changes just as much as their regular search algorithm.
        I agree, I am by no means a PPC expert, but the time I spent running campaigns and just trying to get ads accepted in the first place showed me its very thin ground to make a profit.

        I am sure there are some doing very well, but my research shows its nothing like it used to be. The bid prices are now so high there is a very small amount of room to get an ROI or Profit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    It's just the natural result on constant playing with Algorithms.

    It'll change when they have a better algorithm tweak ready.

    Don't go crazy trying to rationalise it or base your marketing efforts around what you're seeing - it's temporary.
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    nothing to see here.

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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    yeah...
    it's quite crazy right now but I hope it will be updated with good SERP *sigh*
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    social media is the new google ;-)

    paul
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  • Profile picture of the author al graham
    Agree with Paul, seeing this from a mile off! Good post for debate..
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  • Profile picture of the author jakecoop79
    Just a part of google's war on affiliates. No better way to drive people out of affiliate marketing than to keep throwing chaos into the results. Many will get frustrated and give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter May
    I have also noticed some crazy results in Google lately. I assume it takes time with the changes for things to settle.

    It must be strange to be a site owner with very little traffic to suddenly notice a surge of non targeted flowing.

    I also notice many FB and even twitter pages ranking well lately. For some reason also my keyword tagged photos have to been getting plenty of hits through Google images which I am not sure is a good thing with the bounce rates.

    We will just have to watch and work out what is best for our own sites in these ever changing times.

    Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    This forum needs a separate sub-forum for these silly SERP threads.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      I am sure Google is in a panic that a bunch of immature people that can't move on with their life will now be unable to find a good ebook on how to get their ex back. I can hear the sirens going off all over Google campus.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      This forum needs a separate sub-forum for these silly SERP threads.
      They do. It's called "delete." But alas, the mods have better things
      to do. Something these people who start these crazy, silly
      serp threads don't have. Anything better to do with their time,
      that is. Pity. I never have enough hours in the day to
      work making money.

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    I thought PotPieGirl was going to quit obsessing about Google. Guess not
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmyn
    That's a pretty rubbish search term, you should expect rubbish in return.

    How is a sales page fine?
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    Eating too much 'Pot' Pie will get you to starting this topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author extremejava
    There are other popular search terms which have got worse search results than the example shown here.
    Probably it is temporary to teach webmasters a lesson about not to spam the web. Google is the entrance to web.
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    • Profile picture of the author Blue445nm
      Acting like google is perfect; it ain't.

      Been less than 15 years since it came out; not perfect yet. Give it a few more years or more and it will go to your liking.
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  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    With a search term like this I would want to see some "Love & Relationship" forums in the top3 like askmen.com.

    Those results aren't helpful for those trying to get their ex back.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by gearmonkey View Post

      With a search term like this I would want to see some "Love & Relationship" forums in the top3 like askmen.com.

      Those results aren't helpful for those trying to get their ex back.
      An ex is usually an ex for a reason.
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      • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        An ex is usually an ex for a reason.
        But it's still a good keyword to rank for
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  • Profile picture of the author dbwebdesignz
    This just proves one thing.

    Anyone can rank on the first page of Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    Yep, we get it. The results suck.

    There's a ton of examples like the one you just posted.

    The key takeaway? Don't overoptimize.
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  • Profile picture of the author clenard77
    The results will be wacky for a while. Google's making big changes and trying to adjust with the times.

    They're not doing a good job thus far, but it will get better.
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  • Profile picture of the author SarahMcCrary
    Well, Google might will come up with a even strong weapon then Penguin to generate more search query related results.
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  • Profile picture of the author WraithSarko
    Originally Posted by JayOnline View Post

    Learn more about Google Penguin from the "What's Happening" section at CPANetworkReviews.com
    why don't you just tell us what it says instead. I've been to 3 panda penguins post in the last few minutes when you're in every single 1 saying the same thing... at least pretend like your trying to add something to the conversation
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