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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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    Gerry - I want to be PERFECTLY clear on this. We are NOT intentionally back-linking to anyone's pages and those backlinks are NOT actually there (see Google webmaster post)...I AGREE this is spooky behavior and if I had to guess, Google product is probably running in circles right now trying to figure this out, because this is not the user experience they should be delivering. Their algorithm is built for efficiency, I am betting (and this is speculation... which I said I wouldn't get dragged into, but here we are) because of our scale as a vertical-specific automotive platform we are an absolute edge-case for them and Google AI is making leaps, automatically indexing like/similar pages, (e.g. to Google: service pages all look kinda similar, so they cross index a small percentage of them, so on and so on)

    We have and always will use the whitest of white-hat tactics to rank for SEO, some say we are overly conservative, I am ok with that.

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  3. Alexander Lau

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    HA! Good points dude and welcome to the industry. It's actually far dirtier than that.
     
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    • Create a list of all of the URLs on your website – using Screaming Frog, I crawl my website so I can get a full list of every URL, title tag, meta description, number of inlinks (number of internal links pointing to that URL), and the word count.
    It's pure ignorance on their part and bad form.
     
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    Meanwhile at Dealer.com....

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    @Andy MacLeay@Andy MacLeay will be on RefreshFriday with us today. We're going to ask about this topic. We're also going to dive into Andy's bigger area of expertise: digital marketing.

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  8. Rick Buffkin

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    Hummm.... This just popped up in my news feed on FB. Clearly the Advertising Dept. hasn't been in touch with the SEO Dept. this year and they are severely clearly cutting the SEO Dept. short. So, I made some edits on the ad!! If anyone would like to pass this along to the Advertising Department at DDC, please be my guest!!

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    Switch to Nabthat like we did. No lie, I'm not considering anyone else, no matter what. No way. You'll hey leads like you've never seen. Give it one week, then pow. They are also brilliant SEM managers. We make it far more difficult than it really has to be.
     
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