Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20

Thread: Over Optimization Penalty?

  1. #1
    Registered Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,755

    Over Optimization Penalty?

    I've done a few searches and found that the sites near the top are usaully the ones that only mention that keyword once. The other which are including it like 10+ times, are way way down.

    Anyone else notice this with other searches? Could there be an over optimization penalty?

    Mike
    Don't you just love free internet games ?

  2. #2
    Registered Member incka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Wakefield, UK, EU
    Posts
    3,801
    It might just be PR. Tell us PR of the top ones, and then the bottom ones with have the keyword more...

  3. #3
    Registered Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,755
    1st: PR2
    2nd: PR3
    3rd: PR1

    A load on page five have PR5, and there's sites with a higher PR than 4 after then.

    It's not PR
    Don't you just love free internet games ?

  4. #4

  5. #5
    Registered Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,755
    Don't think so, most of the links near the top have one backward link.
    Don't you just love free internet games ?

  6. #6
    Registered Member incka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Wakefield, UK, EU
    Posts
    3,801
    Google-****ing-around-for-laughs?

  7. #7
    Administrator Chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    East Lansing, MI USA
    Posts
    7,048
    There is no over-optimization penalty.
    Chris Beasley - My Guide to Building a Successful Website[size=1]
    Content Sites: ABCDFGHIJKLMNOP|Forums: ABCD EF|Ecommerce: Swords Knives

  8. #8
    Registered Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,755
    What do you think is causing results like this then Chris?
    Don't you just love free internet games ?

  9. #9
    Registered Member incka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Wakefield, UK, EU
    Posts
    3,801
    Proof of what Chris said: Search for 'Amazon Coupons' and click cached on the top few results.

  10. #10
    Registered
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Southern California, USA
    Posts
    46
    After so many changes Google made, I think it takes time to figure out what we have to do.

  11. #11
    web designer Percept's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    285
    There is no such thing as an SEO penalty. The main thing that has changed ( as far as I can tell ) is that an incoming link only really counts when the webpage linking to you is considdered an authority on the subject. ( that's why directory's have been sitting so high in the SERP's lately since these are considdered authority's on their subject ) So for example, linking from a webmaster site to a basketball site will have zero to no effect. Like I read somewhere, you're not getting penalised, you're simply not rewarded for "non-related" incoming links.
    Last edited by Percept; 03-01-2004 at 03:52 AM.
    Percept | Webdesign | Desk02 | 7962154zz8x

  12. #12
    Administrator Chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    East Lansing, MI USA
    Posts
    7,048
    Though there isn't alot of statistical evidence yet to prove it. What Percept said is how I feel.
    Chris Beasley - My Guide to Building a Successful Website[size=1]
    Content Sites: ABCDFGHIJKLMNOP|Forums: ABCD EF|Ecommerce: Swords Knives

  13. #13
    Registered Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,755
    I thought that until a few weeks ago. At the moment I am doing link exchange with two msn emotion websites. All of us are nowhere to be seen.
    Don't you just love free internet games ?

  14. #14
    Registered Member incka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Wakefield, UK, EU
    Posts
    3,801
    Google needs to update mike...

    Chris - You should REALLY get SearchEngineLabs onto the local rank thing...

  15. #15
    Registered
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    ND, US
    Posts
    21
    Given the optimization of my site, I would disagree Mike. Not sure what else is triggering it but I use keywords substantially more than that in page content, and likewise in all <alt> text and titles.

    Sites I've seen pulling this off in the past have often utilized the keywords in their URL, have utilized keywords in their <alt> very well, or they have a ton of links pointing back at them.

    If you truly want to be confused, go to Google, do a search for "fishing" then scroll down and click on #7 and tell me how that got there! And, it's been sitting in that same spot since last August! }:8^)

Similar Threads

  1. Optimization advice
    By paul in forum Search Engine Optimization
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-20-2004, 06:33 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •