View Full Version : Title Spam

06-15-2004, 10:06 PM
Has anyone else noticed an apparent "reward" in Google for repeating keywords or vaiations (plural) in the titles?

Blue Cat Buxton
06-16-2004, 03:52 AM
Like what, can you give examples?

06-16-2004, 05:39 AM
I think this is a very important thread to get opinions from people on.

06-16-2004, 06:58 AM
Actually, yes I have noticed this. I done this on my south beach diet site and it went from #7 for "southbeach diet" to #1 a couple of days later (at #2 now). The same thing worked for my aloe vera site. That one went from page 3 to being #5 in the results. Though, it's disappeared now.

It could all be a coincidence though. But it wouldn't do any harm anyway.

06-16-2004, 07:52 AM
Yeah, I've noticed it. There are loads of sites like that in the serps imho, google just aren't filtering them out.

06-16-2004, 07:59 AM
Why would google filter them out? Quite often they're valid titles.

06-16-2004, 08:02 AM
i thought he meant titles such as...

dating dating dating dating dating dating

also chromate, did you say you changed your title to go from #7 to #1 ?

06-16-2004, 08:06 AM
Well, I don't know if it was a direct result of changing the title, but that is what happened a couple of days later, yes. Beating the official site too. :)

06-16-2004, 08:44 AM
This type of spam, repeated words, was effective in the 90s.

Then search engines made the discovery that you can use percentages and now this type of thing shouldn't matter.