Most SEOs Feel Google Gives Brands Preferential Treatment

Apr 2, 2013 • 8:44 am | comments (27) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Brand PollA couple weeks ago, I covered a story on how Google's Matt Cutts said big brands get penalized.

Matt Cutts of Google said it happens often enough and you just don't hear about most of them because it is embarrassing for them to publicly admit to it. But the thing is, when they do get penalized, do they recover a lot faster than the smaller brands?

I polled you guys asking if Google Give Brands Preferential Treatment? We have well over 300 responses now and 74% of you said they do. Only 21% said they don't and the rest of you said you don't know or don't care.

Here is a clearer break down on the question, Does Google Give Brands Preferential Treatment?

  • 74% said yes
  • 21% said no
  • 6% said don't care or don't know

It is a subjective question of course but I am not gauging the real answer but rather the perceived answer, which is often more important.

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

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