ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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My apologies, I misunderstood what you were saying. But this does bring me back to my earlier point, how can a url which redirects to page which contains nothing directly concerned with the search term rank at No1 (from any location)?
I reported this to Google yesterday but unfortunately I don't expect any action. I am seeing increasingly that the "big" sites are ranking higher than independents.
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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"big" sites are ranking higher than independents.
Yes that is what Google is trying for years. Give value to brands because they are more likely to spam
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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Yes, a while ago Matt Cutts suggested that brands would be favoured, and that is fine if you are a Google or a Facebook or a Twitter but not if it is a small organization. My brand name is "Ozsubasi" but it is not memorable and I cannot change it so I went for a domain name which expresses what we do. Now I am suffering for that.
But looking beyond that, I would still like opinions please on how a site which redirects to a page not directly concerned with the search term can rank first. Is it simply that it is because it is a major site (in my field)?
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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I don't know whether it was the result of my report to Google, or because of the many Google updates recently, but when I looked this morning, my site is back at No1 for my main keyword and findaproperty.com has gone from being No1 not to appearing in the first 50 results.
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