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What in the Heck is Going On With my Dealer.com sites in Google SRP's?????

Discussion in 'Websites, SEO, SEM, Display, Social, Marketing' started by Rick Buffkin, Jan 31, 2018.

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  1. Rick Buffkin

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    Guys,

    Is anyone else having this issue with their websites when they do a "site:www.your-dealership-web-address.com" search on Google ???????? I have page titles that say my dealership is in all other parts of the freaking country with other dealerships names in the page titles that are showing up in the Google search results. What the heck is going on with this??? How long has it been going on? This is not good!

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    That's really, really rough.
    I've seen some that have spam, etc but these things just seem like competitors meta tags on your site.
     
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    Craig, It's not just me. I started checking other DDC sites and found others with the same issue!
    I'm sure this affects rankings to some degree. I wonder if it also affects our Quality Scores as well.
     

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    Damn, that's really bad. Sorry you have to go through this @Rick Buffkin@Rick Buffkin - I would be making some serious phone calls.
     
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    I would tag some people, but I think all our Dealer.com people on the forums are now gone from that company...
     
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    I reached out to their tech support dept a little bit ago. The guy was nice but.... Basically seemed green as the day is long. I mean, I had to explain to him how to do a 'Site:' search! :thinker:
     
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    Frickin' OUCH bro...! Yeah, forget calling in to those places. I'd escalate it through your main contact (if you have one). It's either a dB screw up or it's been breached.
     
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    Hi!

    Please keep us updated! I don't know if this is good or bad news, but I ran a report for www.gobeamanford.com (screenshot attached), and your titles and descriptions are clean (meaning they all have the correct location - Dickson, TN).

    Off to search my DDC sites now. Thanks for flagging!

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    I'll not spend the time to look on live indexes. Unless you took those from the indexes, Googlebot and Bingbot, etc. need to be able to re-index all of the updates.
     
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    For my customers and prospects, I found a mixed bag. Some dealers affected, others not. For the affected dealers, pointed them to DDC support. Hopefully they can get resolved ASAP. With systems serving a customer base this large, stuff happens. Not desirable, but it happens. The key is how quickly they can fix!
     
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