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Google Update Anyone Hit

Bonusgeek asked 1 year ago
Anyone been hit by the most recent update? I haven’t got a hit from google since 06/27 early evening. This is getting really old. I bust my ass 15 hours a day trying to make this work and these assholes decide that the spam sites are better than mine. And they won’t share squat with you on whats wrong with your site. It would seem to me that if they really wanted a clean search engine they would give a little insight as to what we are doing wrong instead of guessing trying to figure it out. But they would lose revenue if they didn’t allow all their adsense bs spam sites in the search engine. They claim they want the spam gone, but they finance all these bs sites. What a joke.

It will be interesting to see what Matt says about this rollout. If it is not a bug I am dead in the water.

7 Answers
elgoog answered 1 year ago
maybe they dont have full control anymore about the Beast (algo) they created….
I read a lot on those forums,
and its always the same thing…
people dont understand whats wrong over and over
for sure this update seems really buggy

JOE_DEEDS answered 1 year ago
I feel your pain Bonusgeek, many honest webmasters do.

Google bot is ignoring my robots.txt file and crawling in directories it specifically is disallowed. I have a bad-bot trap, and the ip’s were being logged and automatically blocked. I had to turn that off when I seen google bot in there.

Ignoring world wide standards means one of three things. Either google is busted, google is “do as we say not as we do,” or I’ve lost my mind and don’t know what the hell I’m doing anymore.

I guess it could be all three too.

Melanie_Gfed answered 1 year ago
Hi Joe,

Maybe I’m butting in where I shouldn’t but I figured I would give it a shot.

Here’s Google’s terms on the use of Robots.txt files.

It’s pretty interesting stuff. I hope it helps.

As for the dance.. It’s always incredibly unpredictable and hurts so many. Unfortunatly, that’s what happens when most people only use one or two search engines. It makes or kills your business is an instant. <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />

M.D answered 1 year ago
OOoops, sorry, mistake

TheGooner answered 1 year ago
But that the way it is if you’re dependant on search engines only (and perhaps for only 1-2 key words).

Google haven’t targeted you or anyone else – these spam sites have simply been created with metrics that make their sites appear better than yours.

Theres no mystery – and unfortunately with the level of cash floating around in this business it’s not a one-off thing either – you’ll have to grow other sources of traffic too.

Poker Dude answered 1 year ago
I hope Google isn’t serious about their most recent indexing update. The proliferation of subdomain spam sites has accelerated, and not decelerated, as we all had hoped.

Take this one example, for keywords “poker sites”. The 1st page alone (out of 10 entries) yields 4 spam sites (all the same person, I’m sure):

This is absolutely ludicrous, and is totally devaluing the net worth of Google.

Webzcas answered 1 year ago
These 4 sites appear across all serps I monitor.