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Below are the most recent 30 comments. I try to keep it clean of comment spam, but some times things get through and it takes me several hours to get to it. So please excuse any of that comment spam.

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Comment ID #2862746196 at 08/27/2016 03:47 pm:

Bryan Casson commented on Google AdWords Customer Gets Courtesy Credit: Calls AdWords Defaults Sneaky

I see another "Courtesy" credit in all my accounts this week, anyone know what happened?

Comment ID #2862080149 at 08/27/2016 05:58 am:

Marty Eigner commented on Google Added Solitaire & Tic-Tac-Toe To Search Results

I always get a draw on impossible

Comment ID #2862012906 at 08/27/2016 04:07 am:

Seo Şefi commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

Thank u seroundtable.

Comment ID #2861886769 at 08/27/2016 12:55 am:

Cine Dabba commented on Google AdSense Drops Ad Limit Per Page Policy

if users make adblockers then its google resposnibility to block those adblock and serve ads. do you know some small publisher are paid very less, who will pay them , will you pay? they not even getting minimum rpm for their whole day efforts so stop blaming the publishers, instead adblockers should be blocked and also if users install adblock then its their stupidness. they get any information freely and they dont want to even have ads on website ? can they block the ads on a TV? its just their fault if they do , not publishers

Comment ID #2861883943 at 08/27/2016 12:52 am:

Cine Dabba commented on Google AdSense Drops Ad Limit Per Page Policy

Google never did any favour to publishers i.e especially small pubs as in some niche the cpc and rpm is too worse and for like those people, google need to help them by making minimum pay for their entire day efforts and i think google need to roll out several other changes like minimum rpm based on categories, paying for impressions also and removing click only paid methods . so lets see what it does

Comment ID #2861882460 at 08/27/2016 12:50 am:

Cine Dabba commented on Google AdSense Drops Ad Limit Per Page Policy

i am expecting the same, earlier i want to try infinite scroll but as there is 3 ads limit, i thought it waste but now i think its fine as Google lifted ad limit ?

Comment ID #2861799532 at 08/26/2016 11:06 pm:

Wynn commented on Google: Definitely Put A Nofollow On Web Design By Links

I have same question with you...

Comment ID #2861321769 at 08/26/2016 04:10 pm:

steve commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

I am not saying this isn't a 2 step process. They also do hit sites with a ton of spam backlinks such as 120 title tag anchors within a few days, add then remove each month. Those you can disavow.

Comment ID #2861309644 at 08/26/2016 04:02 pm:

Jerry B. commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

Sites have to more than just unique to rank well. They have to be good, and not break any of Google's rules. Like "mom" tried to tell you, if scrapers are hurting your sites rankings, your site has problems which make it vulnerable. Good luck.

Comment ID #2861303040 at 08/26/2016 03:58 pm:

Jerry B. commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scraper_site Mostly it is just a way for spam sites to slap together some content. And some morons probably think that linking between them is going to make them get more traffic

Comment ID #2861288791 at 08/26/2016 03:49 pm:

steve commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

You are so smart, then what is the purpose of hacking and scraping if there is no neg or positive effects? They are not getting first page listings so why would they waste time doing? Only backlinks they put in these scraped sites is backlinks to other scraped pages or sites.

Comment ID #2861268397 at 08/26/2016 03:36 pm:

steve commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

Well maybe you are as this has been going on for a few years now. Been doing this for over 15 years with many top placements. I seen it all so this one is a problem that started about 2012. I re-wrote sites so be unique contents again and seen them go right back to where they were before scraped. When site starts to drop again sure enough it was being scraped. The scraper sites mix scraped with original (non readable text)

Comment ID #2861257565 at 08/26/2016 03:29 pm:

Jerry B's Mother commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

That is why I said "one sentence at a time". You have confirmed my suspicion that you are an idiot.

Comment ID #2861255653 at 08/26/2016 03:28 pm:

Jerry B. commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

You are not my mother, but I agree that this is ridiculous.

Comment ID #2861254940 at 08/26/2016 03:28 pm:

steve commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

It is not just 1 sentence. If you have 1500 words on page they end up copying all 1500 words. Just sentence at a time.

Comment ID #2861251317 at 08/26/2016 03:26 pm:

Nick Ker commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

No. But looking at some of your other comments since yesterday, I am beginning to think you are just looking for something to complain about and it doesn't matter where anyone is. I thought you were saying that the screen capture you posted was what you saw on page one for a Nike search, which would mean either a very broken search engine or something wrong with your browser, PC, or who knows what. Now it looks more like you are very confused about how Google works and are upset about a thing that isn't much of a thing.

Comment ID #2861248428 at 08/26/2016 03:24 pm:

Jerry B's Mother commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

"It makes the original have nothing original anymore which demotes the original". That is the most ridiculous thing I have heard. If that worked, the search results would be changing constantly Nothing is 100% original unless you are writing in a language you invented and nobody else uses. If you think google penalizes a good quality site for one sentence at a time being copied onto different garbage sites, you are truly an idiot. There is no such duplicate content penalty. There can be situations when a large percentage of content is copied from elsewhere and the non-original page will not show up very high but that is not a penalty.

Comment ID #2861232908 at 08/26/2016 03:14 pm:

steve commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

Doesn't outrank the original. What it does since the way they scrape is a sentence at a time. It makes the original have nothing original anymore which demotes the original. So these guys will scrape 1 sentence put on 20 plus hacked sites, then scrape next sentence put on another 20 hacked sites and continue until they have taken everything from the original. Original might have started on page 1 and slowly as they scrape the original keeps going down in serps. Now you re-write original to be original again, they come back and scrape again. Plus since they often hack high trust domains with high authority (including gov, edu, and so on) this does have an effect. What my complaint on this is why doesn't google figure out that these hacked pages injected on non related topics. A lot of them redirect, however I have noticed lately they are just putting text with no ad redirection. So sole purpose is to knock out competitors as they often are done by those on page one with legit sites.

Comment ID #2861216600 at 08/26/2016 03:04 pm:

Jerry B's Mother commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

If a site is outranked by one of those scrapers, that is a symptom - - not a cause - of a problem. For a garbage scraper to harm the site it scraped from, the scraper would have to outrank the original. If a scraper outranks the original, the original site has some other problem which is preventing it from ranking higher. Look it up. I am sure this has been covered as long ago as when Matt Cutts was still at Google. Since scraper sites rarely rank high enough for anyone to see them, they are rather harmless and definitely not a new thing.

Comment ID #2861201898 at 08/26/2016 02:55 pm:

Clarence T. commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

You did say "massive amounts" and now tons. Both imply that this is a major problem that is hard to miss. I went through the first 7 pages of results for a "nike shoes" search" and saw nothing like what you are talking about or in your screenshot. What acrobatics did you have to do to get that set of results you posted - go back to page 20 of the results or what? If you go back far enough in the search results like no regular user of Google would do unless they were looking for their own website, the results do get less and less relevant and sometimes more spammy.

Comment ID #2861198630 at 08/26/2016 02:53 pm:

RonnySwanson commented on Google Logo For 100th Birthday Of US National Parks

Looks like the street view dude is now a park ranger!

Comment ID #2861144097 at 08/26/2016 02:20 pm:

Michael Martinez commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

They need to give themselves a penalty for poor user experience (too many ads above the fold)... funny how they get more and more cunty towards webmasters and stretch the limits on what is acceptable to others.

Comment ID #2861142951 at 08/26/2016 02:19 pm:

Tina Hong commented on Google Doesn't Rank Expanded Text Ads Better Than Standard Text Ads In AdWords

What the ad SAYS determines whether the CTR is better or not.

Comment ID #2861141163 at 08/26/2016 02:18 pm:

Turd nugget commented on Google Added Solitaire & Tic-Tac-Toe To Search Results

Lol, as if taking out flight comparison sites, accommodation comparison, business review sites wasn't enough... must be an absolute shit show if they need to start offering games too lmao

Comment ID #2861121897 at 08/26/2016 02:07 pm:

steve commented on Google To Penalize Interstitials On Mobile Pages That Are Intrusive On January 10, 2017

No I never said it is page 1. I said there is tons of these hacked pages, they effect sites the scrape (dup penalty) sites they hacked, sites they try to hack on a daily bases, plus users who end up on them. In some niches you do a search of 200 results you will find 75 to 100 of the listings are hacked sites.

Comment ID #2861113155 at 08/26/2016 02:01 pm:

Peter Taylor commented on Yelp's CEO, Stoppelman, Really Not Happy About Google's Interstitials Penalty

I agree, but trying to find a totally trustworthy SEO that won't end up doing more harm than good is the tricky bit. At the moment I have ONE potential candidate who I would approach if needed, well known in the industry.

Comment ID #2860913278 at 08/26/2016 12:01 pm:

BushyTop commented on Yelp's CEO, Stoppelman, Really Not Happy About Google's Interstitials Penalty

Fingers crossed. I'm not hopeful, we left Europe, no one thought that would happen either.

Comment ID #2860843315 at 08/26/2016 11:17 am:

Jerry B. commented on Yelp's CEO, Stoppelman, Really Not Happy About Google's Interstitials Penalty

Sounds a bit like you are trying to rationalize doing some link spam. Like I said before, it is impossible to know everything that is going on with a site to which you don't have full access. Assuming that spam links or anything else is that missing puzzle piece can be costly. Unless you have ranked at the top for those keywords, you can't even know if they are as valuable as you think. I know from experience that it sucks to work hard at getting to the top for some keywords only to find that it makes no difference in traffic or conversions. Sometimes the only people searching a phrase are those who are trying to rank for it.

Comment ID #2860832140 at 08/26/2016 11:10 am:

Jerry B. commented on Yelp's CEO, Stoppelman, Really Not Happy About Google's Interstitials Penalty

Very good points. There is always something, and it is usually that "one thing" that isn't in anyone's tips list that really makes the difference.

Comment ID #2860828305 at 08/26/2016 11:08 am:

Jerry B. commented on Yelp's CEO, Stoppelman, Really Not Happy About Google's Interstitials Penalty

Nah, just under half of us are stupid enough to think electing Trump would be a good idea.