Does Google Manually Adjust the Top 10?

Nov 4, 2005 • 9:08 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

The second question I received from my SEO Questions & Topics: Reader Feedback Requested was;

Do you think google manually add sites in top 10 for competitive keywords?

If you want to know what I think, personally.... Well, I do not think Google manually adds sites into the SERPs based on it being competitive or not. I do think they adjust the algorithm to ensure the sites they want in the top 10 for certain keyword phrases are there. But I do not think they manually stick a site in.

Do they pull sites out? If they are "spammy" they will. If not, they may adjust the algorithm to knock them out.

All in all, I think for the most part, Google keeps it automatic and does not use manual means to have the "most relevant" results in the top 10.

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11/04/2005 05:21 pm

I don't if you saw the stuff flying around a while ago, but that specifically indicated that for top ranked sites on popular searches they were meticulously checked. There was a supposedly authentic rating doc that did the rounds with instructions on how a site should be evaluated.,-Prelude.html

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