Archive for the ‘Google Suggest Algorithm’ Category
I noticed a few weeks back that Google stopped showing scam for some brands and at the same time negative driven sites like scam.com reared their ugly head again. They seem very difficult to bury these types of sites at the moment. It’s almost like G has said we will stop suggesting scam but show results with it in so people can make their own mind up.
These sites seem to have extra weight given to them as well, they tend to have one thing in common, lots of comments. Suggest allowing comments on your own sites if you want to stay ahead of them.
This morning to my surprise I noticed that Google has dropped the suggestion Scam after many company names. Does this mean Google has at last seen sense and realised how many innocent business owners have been effected by this scam suggestion.
After further research I noticed that Scam is still suggested for more generic terms like charity scams and model agency scams which I feel is right. These sorts of searches will now show relevant results that are focused on actual scams and not on innocent companies who have been targeted by.
Will this see the end of such sites as scam.com or ripoffreport.com lets wait and see how this pans out.
A big thumbs up to Google on this update!!!! We love you agian.
Google’s recent defence of the Google Suggest feature that it is merely an aggregate of recent searchs is disingenuous to say the least and certainly understates the impact of Google Suggest on user search choices. In a sense they are proposing that Google Suggest has no impact upon searches patterns which implies a misunderstanding of human psychology. Read the rest of this entry »
The French clearly have strict laws and even Google knows this by now – Google has been fined by a French court for its Google suggest yet again (the second time this year) and this time the court has ruled in favour of a convicted sex offender. What is interesting is that Google got fined for suggesting ‘rapist’ with the plaintiff’s name who was then awaiting conviction! Read the rest of this entry »