ripoff report

The Mysterious Disappearing Act Of Ripoff Report In Google, Again

On Wednesday, I reported Ripoff Report was deindexed by Google, but that only lasted about 30 minutes. By the time people started seeing the blog post and social media mentions, Ripoff Report was already back in Google’s index.

The Mysterious Disappearing Act Of Ripoff Report In Google, Again

But it was legit, was completely gone from Google’s index. I even pulled down a screen shot for a site command on both the www and non-www version:

ripoff report no documents in google

I even asked Google and they have yet to explain what happened. They did respond that they are back but they didn’t explain why or what happened or even provide a no comment.

Was it something that Ripoff Report did? They did remove themselves back in 2011 but we knew that. This time, we saw no clear evidence that Ripoff Report removed themselves.

I did notice that the non-www version didn’t load, and still doesn’t load. So I am not sure if that was the issue.

I’ve never seen a whole site delisted and relisted in Google within an hour.

Jarrod Wright was the first to spot this and post it on Twitter.

Do you have any ideas on how they dropped out completely of Google and came back in full within an hour of time?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

google new tlds

New TLDs Have No Magical SEO Bonus

John Mueller at Google must have a pet peeve against the misinformation domain name registrars push out about TLDs and SEO. He has time and time again said they play no role in ranking at Google.

But that didn’t stop John and Google from posting something official on the Google blog yesterday. John said Google has heard “questions and misconceptions” about the new TLDs and wanted to set the record straight. On Google+ John said the short version:

Somewhat simplified: if you spot a domain name on a new TLD that you really like, you’re keen on using it for longer, and understand there’s no magical SEO bonus, then go for it.

But the blog post has the full FAQs, but again, none of this is new:

Here are the past stories we covered when John Mueller spoke publicly about TLds and SEO:

Here is the FAQs as posted:

Q: How will new gTLDs affect search? Is Google changing the search algorithm to favor these TLDs? How important are they really in search? 
A: Overall, our systems treat new gTLDs like other gTLDs (like .com & .org). Keywords in a TLD do not give any advantage or disadvantage in search.

Q: What about IDN TLDs such as  .みんな? Can Googlebot crawl and index them, so that they can be used in search?
A: Yes. These TLDs can be used the same as other TLDs (it’s easy to check with a query like [site:みんな]). Google treats the Punycode version of a hostname as being equivalent to the unencoded version, so you don’t need to redirect or canonicalize them separately. For the rest of the URL, remember to use UTF-8 for the path & query-string in the URL, when using non-ASCII characters.

Q: Will a .BRAND TLD be given any more or less weight than a .com?
A: No. Those TLDs will be treated the same as a other gTLDs. They will require the same geotargeting settings and configuration, and they won’t have more weight or influence in the way we crawl, index, or rank URLs.

Q: How are the new region or city TLDs (like .london or .bayern) handled?
A: Even if they look region-specific, we will treat them as gTLDs. This is consistent with our handling of regional TLDs like .eu and .asia. There may be exceptions at some point down the line, as we see how they’re used in practice. See our help center for more information on multi-regional and multilingual sites, and set geotargeting in Search Console where relevant.

Q: What about real ccTLDs (country code top-level domains) : will Google favor ccTLDs (like .uk, .ae, etc.) as a local domain for people searching in those countries?
A: By default, most ccTLDs (with exceptions) result in Google using these to geotarget the website; it tells us that the website is probably more relevant in the appropriate country. Again, see our help center for more information on multi-regional and multilingual sites.

Q: Will Google support my SEO efforts to move my domain from .com to a new TLD? How do I move my website without losing any search ranking or history?
A: We have extensive site move documentation in our Help Center. We treat these moves the same as any other site move. That said, domain changes can take time to be processed for search (and outside of search, users expect email addresses to remain valid over a longer period of time), so it’s generally best to choose a domain that will fit your long-term needs.

Forum discussion at Google+ and WebmasterWorld.

google penguin update

Penguin Refresh Is Months Away

Google’s Gary Illyes said over the weekend on Twitter that a Google “Penguin refresh is months away.”

The last official Penguin update we had was Penguin 3.0, which took place on October 18, 2014 or almost 9-months ago. The last time we saw a shift with the Penguin algorithm was before December 11, 2014, which was over 7-months ago.

So realistically, even though Google has said time and time again, that they will be making Penguin run faster – we are likely not to see a Penguin refresh for a while. Maybe it will take over a year like we saw between Penguin 2.1 on October 4, 2013 and Penguin 3.0 on October 18, 2014. Before that, Penguin 2.0 on May 24, 2012 and the original Penguin release on April 24, 2012.

At this rate, I suspect Penguin won’t happen for a year or so after Penguin 3.0.

Google Panda

Panda Still Coming Soon But Maybe Delayed For Technical Reasons

I am not sure what he means for technical reasons but it does seem to imply that Panda will not be refreshing today or this weekend. Will it be next week? I am not sure, I am starting to believe this is going to take longer than any of us expected.

The last official Panda update was Panda 4.1 which was on September 25, 2014, or over 9.5 months ago. I believe the last unofficial Panda refresh was October 24th or over 8.5 months ago.

I really do hope it comes soon and those sites that have “cleaned up” their web sites can come back to life. Of course, new sites will be hit, but Google needs to refresh these algorithm more regularly. Both for the sake of businesses failing and for the sake of the quality of the search results.

Better Web Design

Links Within PDF Documents Pass PageRank

The question came up as it relates to a security company named Sophos uncovered link spammers cloaking PDF documents with links and keywords and then redirecting users to spam sites.

Dan Petrovic commented on Glenn’s post on Google+ saying “last time I checked PDF files didn’t pass PageRank.”

Which Gary from Google came in and said “you asked me in Sydney and I told you they [PDFs] pass PageRank.”

Also, Google said so in this blog post from 2011 “generally links in PDF files are treated similarly to links in HTML: they can pass PageRank and other indexing signals, and we may follow them after we have crawled the PDF file.”

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All Domain name


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