Over the past month, the site has added content on an almost daily basis. Ranking on Google’s main index has slid from 47th place to 87th place, searching under ‘domain name’.
No guidelines breached. No notifications in console. Just a large and increasing penalty.
Look at this.
It’s a picture from a video on my youtube channel.
The video is of a hire-boat crashing into a tree, then my boat on a bank holiday.
As you can see, the views are rising rapidly, then they fall off to 0.
Why is this I wonder?
Is Google so threatened by a solo boater that it has to sensor all my content across it’s channels.
Draw your own conclusions.
Google. What it used to be fighting against, it is now becoming.
I had to write this to them last night. The exert speaks for itself
Why has my site dropped for a 48th place ranking on ‘domain name’ search?
I’ve been running ‘domain name’ since 2001. More than any of the others in the top 10, which don’t have title <domain name> – domainname.com, run and published by ‘domain name’ for more than 15 years with over 2,000 pages and 20,000 images of unique content. It’s got more unique content than any of the others in the top 10. It is all unique content, owned and produced by ‘domain name – domain name’.
It’s been around longer. It doesn’t breach any guidelines. It’s constantly updated, yet you give it shitty ratings.
Why might that be?
But no surprise.
Looking at your image search, that’s becoming a bit of a joke nowadays.
It’s not actually about finding images that match the search query any more, just representing images that are from ‘authority sites’ such as geograph.org, wiki projects, big corporate identities, or other factions you deem to be ‘authority sites’.
In fact, the images rarely match the criteria entered, for example: – I live on the canal in the UK. I was staying in a village called Weedon for over 1 month, during which I took many pictures of Weedon and wrote about the various aspects of the village and the canal.
When I do a search under ‘Grand Union Canal, Weedon’, around 9 of the first 100 pictures are ACTUALLY of the canal in Weedon.
I can see the canal in Muscott, I can see the locks at Stoke Bruerne, I can see the locks at Stockton, which is nearly 20 miles away.
I can see all sorts of places, canals, bits and pieces. Nothing to do with Weedon.
Yet images I’ve taken of the canal in Weedon and labelled as such, both in titles, img and meta tags are nowhere to be seen.
What you publish is misleading. It’s not images of ‘search term’, even though I know for a fact, you have access to images for ‘search term’, but deem it to be in the public interest to publish results of a spurious and misleading nature.
I’ve noticed that on most search terms, Google’s image search is all but useless. It’s spurious, misleading and for people without a clear idea of what results it should turn up, something of a hoax.
Maybe your index is heading in the same direction.
It certainly looks that way.
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Google is going to end up like big pharma, a sick and perverted parody of values it once represented.