Anyone Else Seeing WikiHow And YouTube dominating SERPS?

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I was just wondering if anyone else was seeing WikiHow and YouTube sites dominating the SERPS. It used to be that Google would never show more than 3 pages in a row from the same domain in the SERPS for a given keyword.

So, in other words, if you had a really great domain you might have 3 different pages from your domain rank for spots 1, 2, and 3 for a given keyword, but Google wouldn't just let one domain completely dominate the entire page.

Lately, I've been seeing SERPS that have anywhere from 4 in a row to all 10 results on a single page being either YouTube videos or pages from WikiHow. It's usually not page 1, but I've seen plenty of pages 2 and 3 that have nothing on them but sites from these 2 domains.

Anyone else seeing that? I haven't been able to find anyone else talking about it so I'm starting to wonder if it's just me.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Derek Blandford View Post

    I was just wondering if anyone else was seeing WikiHow and YouTube sites dominating the SERPS. It used to be that Google would never show more than 3 pages in a row from the same domain in the SERPS for a given keyword.

    So, in other words, if you had a really great domain you might have 3 different pages from your domain rank for spots 1, 2, and 3 for a given keyword, but Google wouldn't just let one domain completely dominate the entire page.

    Lately, I've been seeing SERPS that have anywhere from 4 in a row to all 10 results on a single page being either YouTube videos or pages from WikiHow. It's usually not page 1, but I've seen plenty of pages 2 and 3 that have nothing on them but sites from these 2 domains.

    Anyone else seeing that? I haven't been able to find anyone else talking about it so I'm starting to wonder if it's just me.
    I would like to see that 10 results for a single domain, or do you mean 10 Youtube links on the first Google SERP?

    I usually target 2-3 pages per main keyword in the SERPs, it's not really that difficult after the first page is ranked. Obviously competition plays a roll in how many pages Google will allow a single domain to rank per individual keyword. Example, it would be extremely difficult to rank #1-2-3 for the keyword auto insurance, the keyword is very competitive. Not saying it's impossible, but it would be a HUGE amount of work over a long period of time.

    However, ranking #1-2-3 in Google SERPs for a med. comp. keyword is usually achievable with repetitive SEO
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    • Profile picture of the author Derek Blandford
      Well, for example, for the keyword "how to make a guy like you", page 1 looks pretty normal with 2 wikihow pages at the top.

      Then, page 2 is showing 3 wikihow sites at the bottom...again, not too overly crazy...

      But then page 3 I'm seeing 7 wikihow pages in a row....

      That's just one example...I'm seeing this a lot now. Sometimes it's page 2, sometimes it's page 3 or after, but it's always either a bunch of youtube sites in a row or a bunch of wikihow sites in a row.

      Google used to never show that many pages in a row from the same domain...no matter how good the domain was...They'd show 3 in a row, but that was it. That seems to be different now.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by Derek Blandford View Post

        Well, for example, for the keyword "how to make a guy like you", page 1 looks pretty normal with 2 wikihow pages at the top.

        Then, page 2 is showing 3 wikihow sites at the bottom...again, not too overly crazy...

        But then page 3 I'm seeing 7 wikihow pages in a row....

        That's just one example...I'm seeing this a lot now. Sometimes it's page 2, sometimes it's page 3 or after, but it's always either a bunch of youtube sites in a row or a bunch of wikihow sites in a row.

        Google used to never show that many pages in a row from the same domain...no matter how good the domain was...They'd show 3 in a row, but that was it. That seems to be different now.
        I see what your saying about wikihow, still, that's a pretty long keyword phrase (how to make a guy like you). Really the most important pages in the SERPs are positions #1-2 that they have pages listed on. They might get some traffic on page #3 in Google SERPs, but I doubt it's much trafic.
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  • Profile picture of the author surfgatinho
    I just noticed this big time, and not for a mega site like wikihow. Page 2 of 'sailmakers uk' (no quotes) on google.com there are 9 links to a single site. What's even worse is none of them are relevant and they all have the same page title.
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