Google Slap

Discussion in 'Website Promotion' started by Dave B, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Dave B

    Dave B New Member

    Anyone else?

    Google have been up to their tricks again by the look of it.

    Perfectly good 'quality' campaigns suddenly getting hit with poor QS. WTF?

    Not all campaigns and they don't touch some crappy ones.

    Could be another glitch or something bigger?

    I found this so we are not alone:-

    http://www.webmasterworld.com/google_adwords/3591490.htm

    Probably best to sit it out for a day or so if you have been affected until the dust settles and we can figure out the implications.

    Dave B
     
  2. madnawat

    madnawat New Member

    Google has slashed PR ranks of those website whom they suspect of trading/selling links, so that the high PR rank website could not sell links and to discourage link selling business, that has increased to phenomenal height.

    Google is most conscious about the relevency of their search results. A webpage with poor keyword relevency, but having backlinks from high PR website can out class a webpage of better relevency. As google weight highly PR of the backlink.
     
  3. Dave B

    Dave B New Member

    Yep relevancy is the key

    But I was talking about QS for an adwords campaign not PR.

    Dave B
     
  4. opendomain

    opendomain New Member

    Google's entire foundation is based on Backlinks. They just had a very interesting documentary 2 nights ago on tv. Called the True history of the internet or something like that.

    It was all very facsinating[​IMG]
     
  5. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Sounds interesting Open.

    PR is largely based on back links and site age.

    SERPs are largely based on keywords, keyword phrases, and relevency.

    [​IMG]

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  6. Dave B

    Dave B New Member

  7. MyOwnBoss

    MyOwnBoss New Member

    I often suspect google does this periodically to collect extra money.

    With the millions of ad campaigns being run on google, if they triple everybody's costs for 2 days, think how much money that is. Then, it's easy to fall back on "we're tweaking things to improve our service".

    Of course, take that with a grain of salt. I'm one of those people who's also convinced that all the virus protection companies have armies of hackers writing trojans for them and that the phone company has software to "accidently" slip phantom charges onto a bill just because a certain percentage of people will pay without looking too closely.[​IMG]
     
  8. Dave B

    Dave B New Member

    Interesting theory LOL!

    But it doesn't quite work like that. If Google puts up your minimum bid to, say $5, and you don't pay it (you would be dumb if you did) then your ad ain't displayed and they get nothing.

    I'm still testing a fix on this and will report soon.

    Dave B
     
  9. MyOwnBoss

    MyOwnBoss New Member

    I know what you're saying, but I've dealt with companies who have so much of their business model dependent on PPC that they would just raise their bid limit and accept that their budget won't go as far.

    Quoting: Dave BBut it doesn't quite work like that. If Google puts up your minimum bid to, say $5, and you don't pay it (you would be dumb if you did) then your ad ain't displayed and they get nothing.
     
  10. dmitch31

    dmitch31 New Member

    Google is very frustrating. You can drive yourself crazy trying to figure out what they're doing.
     

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