Are Spammy Sites Ranking Better Than Yours? [VIDEO]

If you are being outranked by a spammy site I suggest you watch the following video by Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz. The tips and suggestions in this video are extremely valuable! So, whether you are being outranked or not, if you are an SEO you need to watch this video.


Melissa Fach

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Melissa is the owner of SEO Aware, LLC. She is a consultant and trainer helping companies make the most of their content marketing and SEO. She specializes is the Psychology behind blogging and content marketing. Melissa is also an associate on the Community team at Moz, an associate and writer at CopyPress and an editor at Authority Labs. She is a self-proclaimed Star Wars and Internet geek and volunteers with big cats at
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5 thoughts on “Are Spammy Sites Ranking Better Than Yours? [VIDEO]

  1. Thanks, Melissa. There’s a lot of good stuff in there. While Google has continued to improve their algorithms, there’s no doubt that there are still some questionable sites ranking well. I imagine it’s a game of cat and mouse that’ll never end.

  2. Excellent information, Rand. A friend of mine just encountered a similar problem with Google Places. She found tons of fake reviews posted on Google Places for garage door companies. The exact same reviews were posted in several different cities — even the words were almost identical. She also found most of the addresses to be fictitious listings of real garage door companies, such as one being a Senior Center where a group of little old ladies were crocheting! These fake listings and reviews make it very difficult for a legitimate business to rank even on local search. Do you have any ideas on how to address this issue?

  3. It’s so easy to manipulate local search results by registering a mail box at any ups store in each major city, and then registered a business with your keyword on google local. Google needs to have more strict guidelines for approving local business in my opinion, otherwise it will never change.

    1. I agree, there should be a strict process of approving local businesses.

      There should be a verification process in place to find if the address is actually occupied by a business.