SEO's Upset with Asian Pages Ranking for "SEO"

Apr 15, 2005 • 8:59 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

There is a thread at SEO Chat and there was a thread at SEW Forums that was on this topic but I had to pull it temporarily. But if you search on SEO at Google, you will notice that is overwhelmed with Asian results. At the top of the results it says "Tip: Search for English results only. You can specify your search language in Preferences" But why is Google doing this? Are they having fun with English based SEOs or is it a relevancy thing?

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04/15/2005 02:24 pm

Maybe they are just spamming better and therefore getting the better rankings? ;) I really don't think anyone should be upset about odd rankings for that term, I mean, if a search term has ever been spammed and manipulated, it's that one. I'm guessing the Google note about clicking to get English results is just tripped by the fact it's spotted some non-English results.


04/15/2005 02:52 pm

So much for geo targeting their results to make them more relevant in different countries. The UK search is not as bad though!

Jon Payne

04/15/2005 07:28 pm

On my search I got 2 sites in the top 10 only (like 7 and 9) and none on page 2... Perhaps different results in dif. datacenters? I'm searching in Baltimore, MD, US.

aaron wall

04/16/2005 10:47 pm

I actually like all the Asian results, it makes it much more competitive while showing off the geolocal and relevancy algorithms at their best :)

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