Are Spammy Sites Ranking Better Than Yours? [VIDEO]

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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!

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  • Lucas

    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.

  • Namita Patel

    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?

  • Dan

    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.

    • Namita Patel

      I agree, Dan. Any ideas on what can be done to combat this?

    • Talha

      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.