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Google Organic search rank is rigged

Google rigs question about whether being an Adwords customer helps your organic search rank

Google vehemently denies that organic search rank is rigged to favor the big players…as in the companies who are either paying Google via Adwords or can do favors for Google, but the evidence is pretty clear that the search game is in fact rigged to shut out the little guy.

And as such is oppressing any real competition by keeping the same monied interests at the top of organic search rank —- which is exactly why anti-trust laws were created. But Google knows anti-trust laws will not be enforced against them since Google runs the FTC.

Personally I am sick of Google lying about “organic” rank not being manipulated because it is so obvious. Not to mention Google has patents allowing advertiser info to connect to search rank! Why does Google encourage people to link their Google Analytics to their Google Adwords?

In classic Google fashion when “asked” the question about whether or not paying Adwords helps your organic rank Google rigged the question using Google employees posing as Adwords publishers.

This is amazing. The “Important Adwords customer” claims,

“I have seen a drop in ranking for my site. Why can’t I get advice on optimizing my site for Googles search result through my Adwords point of contact”.

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Here is the screenshot from their video in case they try and edit it in the future which I think they have done with some of these incriminating videos.

Problem is the person asking the question is Christoffel Hiltermann who works for Google in Webmaster Support and Education. The commentors are furious and call out Matt Cutts on lying about the fact that the “questions” are coming from random people when they are actually Google employees.

“Hey Barry how about asking Matt why he is answering questions from his employees masquerading as adwords publishers? Read the first comment and then do a search on ”
“Christoffel Hiltermann””

“Pretty lame if you ask me. So does he answer any questions from real people? What a waste of time it must be submitting questions! There is a bigger story in this but I doubt anyone will bother.

Had another look at Matts Videos first one I looked at was this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… and guess what There is an Ihar in prague who works for google! https://plus.google.com/+mahan… Does this guy actually take questions from real webmasters?”

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Why would Google do this? Because they want it to look like “Important Adwords customers” have actually seen a “drop” in their organic rank (aka no favoritism) AND that Google will provide no advice on organic search rank to even the biggest Adwords customers because they are dripping with integrity. Nothing to see here. Move along.

And yes there sure is in “Ihar in Prague who works for Google”, not only for Google but he works for Google ranking! Check out Ihar’s resume from Linkedin.Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 7.40.25 PM

Here are some more comments from publishers,

“Google favors brands by an extremely wide margin, brands just happened to almost certainly advertise on Adwords. Panda also can be averted by buying adwords to improve user stats, those that buy top keywords get better Time on Site, lower bounce rate etc. So Mr Google shill, what say you? Adwords help you gain ranking on Google because that’s what Google wants. Separate Google Search from Adwords and see the SERPs.”

“I have every reason not to trust Matt.

Regardless of what Matt Cutts says, our independent tests have shown a direct correlation between AdWords expenditure and Google organic search results positioning.

We’re going to be publishing a whitepaper on this shortly.”

Exactly, anyone with half a brain can see the biased-ness in Google’s search results. It’s amazing how fast these Venture companies skyrocket in page rank like going from 0 to 6 in a matter of months while the rest of us have been working our tails off for YEARS and our still below a PR of 4.

Remember Google claims:

“We believe it is very important that the results users get from Google are produced with only their interests in mind. We do not accept money for search result ranking or inclusion. We do accept fees for advertising, but it does not influence how we generate our search results. The advertising is clearly marked and separated.”

This is key because you will often see the Google defenders claiming Google is a private business and can do whatever it wants. That is not true. Google’s actions are unarguably illegal because it is not clearly marking these results as “paid”.

There are multiple lawsuits against Google accusing the company of not “acting in good faith”.

I’d say that having Google employees pose as “Important Adwords customers” is the very definition of “bad faith”.

Here are a few more comments from that video of Cutts denying Google is doing this and about Cutts lying about the Publisher asking it.

Christoffel Hiltermann work at “webmaster outreach” or Google’s Propaganda Ministry. So he asked Minister Cutts a setup question, where’s the harm?

Barry is a shill and didn’t want to point that out, in fact he editorialized, agreeing with Cutts & Co.”

Notice the commenters figured out that Barry Schwartz is a shill for Google as a ton of these websites are which all claim this notion of Adwords being connected to organic rank is a crazy conspiracy theory.

If you have a 66 billion dollar business model built on doing something very illegal how much of that money would you be willing to spend to have “bloggers” write articles about how Google is acting within the law? Millions and you would hire 1000s of “SEO experts” or at least what would appear to be 1000s of SEO experts to defend Google.

Incidentally looks like Matt learned his lesson from this because he started only using first names shortly after the first incriminating video. But not before another question came from Webmaster “Warren Redlich” criminal defense attorney/Web developer (interesting combo) from Boca Raton.

According to Wikipedia,

“Redlich has been accused of cybersquatting. He purchases domain names related to his political opponents and others and posts websites about them such as http://www.christineodonnell08.com/, primarily as a means of revenue (the O’Donnell site nets him approximately US$85 per day in advertising revenue from Google AdSense). He has heavily advertised on the Internet during his gubernatorial campaign.”Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 8.49.06 PM

Interesting considering advertisers sued Google for putting their ads on shady parked domains JUST like this and $85 a day is a hell of a lot of revenue from Adsense for a site that only has one page and no content. Why was Redlich compensated so generously by Adsense?

Thankfully a court recently ruled that the lawsuit can go through. So perhaps the plaintiffs should do a bit of research on the relationship between Redlich and Google.

I found this great article in Seobook titled “the Rigged Search Game”.

“The names may have changed, but traditional power structures were soon reasserted. The old gatekeepers were replaced with the new gatekeepers. The new gatekeepers, like Google, grew fat, rich and powerful. They controlled the game and the game was, once again, rigged in favor of those with the most power.”

Yep, and Google plays the long game. They start out appearing legit for years to gain your trust and to accrue power and most importantly accrue a monopoly. Google insists there is plenty of competition, but it’s puzzling that no one can come up with an algorithm than can compete with Google.

In the beginning I know that Bing was buying their search results from Google because I knew an insider (I don’t know if they still do, but they did a few years ago). So if Bing is buying their search results from Google how is that competition?

Then you have the strange case of Yahoo. Yahoo’s CEO is Marissa Mayer a former executive from wait for it…..Google.

Mayer was the Vice President of Google Product Search until the end of 2010. In 2012 she became CEO of Yahoo. How does that make sense considering the very elaborate NDA’s these Google execs sign?

So is the rivalry between Yahoo and Google really just theater to convince us that Yahoo and Google are not the same?

The SeoBook article goes on to claim,

“My point is that if you’re not getting the same business benefits from search as you used to, and the game seems that much harder, then it’s not because you’re not clever. It’s because the game is rigged.”

Exactly, the game is rigged to shut out the little guy. I have witnessed this first hand having a website that I have worked extremely hard on for years naively believing the meme that “content is king”. Yet every time we seemed to be doing really well and establishing credibility a new website would emerge and outrank us with our own content. Most recently Bustle and their demon child Romper.

Incidentally Bustle was a wait for it…..Google Venture company. So this GV company which relies exclusively on how well it ranks with the search engines monopolized the top results for all things reality Television when they were very very late to join the game and had zero original content.

Eventually the company was owned exclusively by Time Warner venture money but is it so crazy to suggest that the search engines have made agreements about how they will treat one anothers venture companies especially considering the millions that Time Warner gives Google for Adwords?

And if you start looking at the Linkedin profiles of Google employees an interesting pattern emerges. The software engineers that control the algorithms flow back and forth from one giant like Google to another like Facebook to Yahoo etc, seamlessly. In fact Ihar from Prague now works for Facebook.

So isn’t logical that these companies agree that if you are in this internet mafia you will ALWAYS get precedence over a small publisher, especially a small publisher that does not pay Google to advertise. See whenever a company is big enough to potentially pose a threat to Google, Google lets them in on the game and shares the profits. This ensures no one with any power will ever expose the game.

Here is a funny article on SEO where the author Shaun Anderson is stating that if you want to be #1 for high traffic terms you will have to pay Google. And no one knows better than the SEO experts!!

“In competitive niches, you will need to pay Google to be number 1 using Google Adwords, and this will continue to be the case as Google becomes more an more, a local search engine (IMO). Google Adwords is typically the fast way to get to number one for valuable and competitive keywords and key phrases.”

By the way Google recommends that you use their recommended “partners” to manage your Adwords accounts. (Again notice how Google outsources the gray area to their “partners” separate companies).

Here it is in case Shaun changes it. Before you say he must have meant your ad would place at the top, Nope. Read this. He clearly means you will have to pay VIA Adwords to place #1 in organic rank which goes along perfectly with Google’s patent connecting advertiser “data” aka amount bid on search terms to organic rank.

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And the SEO experts know an organic rank is way more powerful than an ad because it appears authentic because Shaun also says,

“Organic listings as a whole get more (perhaps double) the clicks a sponsored ad listing attracts according to musings in the SEO industry at the moment but it suits Google to balance that out in the future (because Google makes more money from advertising).”

Hmmmmm, so if only Google could combine the two allowing people to place bids on terms and getting a bump in rank.

I guess Shaun did not get the memo. You are not supposed to say that out loud. I’m sure all professional SEO folks know that you have to “pay” Google for top search rank, but you don’t blast that on your website. You tell your customer over the phone, not in writing. But it’s interesting that he is so nonchalant like this is just a fact that every SEO professional knows.

The problem is things are only getting worse as Google “tweaks” their algorithm more and more to favor sites that are paying them. In fact I would even argue that sites paying Adwords millions of dollars are not really paying for ads, they are paying for organic search rank. And how would anyone be the wiser?

This is how Google works their “magic” by obfuscating their criminal actions and creating layers of plausible deniability. Thus there is a glass ceiling of sorts ensuring that real small publishers will NEVER get to the top. They can at best be bought out by one of the oligarchs, but they will NEVER rise to the top no matter how hard they work and how quality their content is because this game is RIGGED!

Additionally smaller Adwords customers will continue to get ripped off as Google will overcharge them to advertise on low quality sites owned by large Adwords customers or insiders. The big guys paying Google get overpaid, the little guys not paying Google get way under-compensated for their work and the power paradigm continues to shift in favor of the insiders.

By the way if you look you will find countless claims by confused publishers who see their traffic and other stats fall off of a cliff the minute they either suspend an Adwords campaign or the minute they are overdue paying for an Adwords campaign. So how is that acting in “good faith”?

More on that to come.

 

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Is Google showing favortism to their Venture companies in organic search results?

I just discussed Bustle.com starting a NEW news aggregating website called Romper.com with millions in Venture Capital from some major search engines/internet service providers and the very impressive profits they have already posted after 2 years online.

I have also talked extensively about The Inquisitr and how the site was started by someone from a TechCrunch which is owned by AOL. These big search engines like AOL and Google are pumping billions in to companies many of which rely exclusively on how well they rank in organic search results.

A site like Bustle which was originally a Google Venture and now a Venture of Time Warner and Facebook is a site that relies exclusively on how well it ranks period. It makes all its money on advertising. So is it really so absurd to suggest that Google is using their power to help these Venture companies rank at the top to ensure they are profitable?

I should clarify when I say “Google” I am actually referring to the oligarch cabal running Silicon Valley…Google, Facebook, Time Warner, Yahoo, Microsoft, Amazon, etc since they are notorious for making agreements with one another that will benefit each other’s companies and prevent any real competition from emerging, and since the employees, especially executives and software engineers seem to flow in and out seamlessly from giant to giant and Venture capital overlaps.

They have all entered the Venture Capital biz and are funneling huge amounts of capital into companies which rely on how well they rank. So with millions of websites out there all competing for the same eyeballs do you think these executives may have struck some deals to protect one another at the expense of the rest? Of course.

I found this really great article on Google Venture companies and the apparent special treatment they are receiving from Google.

This quote is key:

“……money is actually the second most valuable thing that Google brings to the company. Websites owned by Google Ventures have direct access to Google. Quoting from an archived version of their own site “We provide unparalleled (and real) access to Google’s massive network of employees and alumni.” If that includes access to people that know how the algorithm works and how to optimize for it, that knowledge is virtually priceless.”

Right? And why in the world would we assume that Google is not using this massive power of the almighty algorithm to help the sites they are pouring millions in to?

In fact we just discussed that Google has a patent that would allow them to connect data from advertisers to their organic rank…data like how much they are spending on ads and what search terms they are trying to rank for. In other words the algorithm sets up a system that allows Google to favor the sites that will profit them the most leaving the best results at the bottom.

Check out this guy’s profileIhar Mahaniok used to work at Google doing among other things “Data analysis, ranking”. You think this guy knows something about Google’s “secret sauce” and getting a site to rank? Well now Ihar is working for a Venture capital firm Empire Angels. He also works as a Software Engineer at Facebook which is pretty interesting considering all of the NDA’s these guys sign especially a guy who would have the inside scoop on Google’s ranking algorithm.

Do you think he may be able to help the Venture capital sites owned by Facebook like Bustle and Romper rank well with Google? And don’t you think Google knows this?

These Silicon Valley Giants are all using their monopolistic power to extort money from people. After all Amazon was just found allegedly extorting money from people to increase their IMDB rankings.

People wonder why Google search results are declining in quality and why people can’t rely on any information they find online even from ‘reputable’ places like IMDB. This is why. Google is constantly “tweaking” their algorithm, tweaking it in a way that ensures they make more money with out any regard for the quality of the information they are delivering and the rest of the Silicon Valley Oligarchs are following their example and figuring out ways that they can use their credibility and power to extort money from the public.

What scares me most is the sheer volume of content being produced by content sweatshops on a daily basis. Bustle.com claims to have over 100 full-time staff on salary and over 27 million dollars to “aggregate” aka copy and paste content for years to come –content that will continue to clog the search engines at an exponential rate and prevent us from finding the meaningful information we are searching for.

Time to demand the Google monopoly and the Silicon Valley oligarchy that controls the gateway to all information be broken up so that internet search results can truly be “organic”.

Why does Google consider the International Business Times “news”?

I have noticed a huge influx of garbage content monopolizing Google news of late and I see I am not alone in my frustration as you can see here in the Google News forum. There are a slew of publishers and users who are incensed at what is passing for news.

At first I thought Google would appreciate that I was reporting these garbage sites and would want to address this problem but as time went on and my “feedback” was being ignored I started to realize something….that the people creating these content farms may actually be connected directly to Google itself. I was shocked when I investigated a site called International Business Times to discover how big and well funded it was considering the quality of the content.

I thought surely it was probably just one guy in India running the whole site but I was wrong. The site has some very pricey real estate in NYC in the Financial District and they own Newsweek!!! That’s right this spammy garbage content farm owns Newsweek! And as of 2014, the company posted revenue of about $21 million and generated a profit of about $500,000!

There is no way a site of this caliber could be raking in that kind of cash with out some serious connections.

Some great observers on the Google forum posted some really interesting stuff on IBT. One person shared these examples of their “news” headlines and titled it:

“3 Things to consider on International Business Times —  Google Technology News Link Bait and Content Farm Spam”

Articles By Kristin Dian Mariano in the last 24-hours (April 24th, 2014)

From Tech 5:35 pm

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. HTC One M8: Should You Buy Now or Wait for Phablet?

From Tech 2:33 pm

Android 4.4.3 Kitkat OS Update Rolls Out to Nexus 5, 4, 7 And 10?

From Tech 1:01 pm

iPad Air 2, Mini 3 Release Date Soon as Previous Tablets Knock Off $100 on Price

From Tech Apr 04

iPad Pro Release Update: 5 Tablet Features You Should Watch Out For

From Tech Apr 03

Apple Investors Not Betting Much on iPhone 6 Release – Analyst

From Entertainment Apr 03

Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova Gone Even Thinner Due to Food-less Diet and Extreme Exercise?

From Tech Apr 03

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. Google Nexus 6: Which Smartphone Should You Wait For?

From Tech Apr 03

4.7 Inch iPhone 6 Release Date Soon; 5.5 Inch Phablet Launch Delayed

From Tech Apr 03

LG-Google Nexus 6 Packs Top of the Line Specs and Features

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Are these seriously “news” articles as opposed to advertisements? A site like this should disappear on it’s own. Google should recognize it’s sleazy and push it into internet oblivion but instead Google puts IBT at the top of the cue and their rationale for including it in “news” is their high traffic. Well it’s easy to have stellar traffic when Google puts you at the top!!!!

Anyhow someone also posted this very telling ad trying to recruit writers….in the Philippines. Hmmm wonder why they would want writers in the Philippines? Perhaps because they will accept the ridiculously low pay?

  1. Recruiting Ad for Writers — Kristin Dian Mariano (IBT Blind)
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Skype: nizi.bhandari/ marketingoweb

Academic Writer

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Flexible working hours. Work either in home or office. The company offers great salary package and bonuses and incentive plans. Payments are sent via Paypal or Moneybooker.

Qualifications:

  • College Graduate (preferably graduate of Journalism, Education or English Major)

  • Knowledgeable with various referencing styles (MLA, APA, Harvard, Chicago, etc.)

  • Has keen attention to grammar, syntax and plagiarism

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  • Online availability in Skype/Gmail/Yahoo for work updates

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I have actually noticed a lot of these big clickbait sites operate out of Australia but hire their writers in the Philippines.

And then there was this amazing post on how they treat employees.

“IB Times Employee Review on Glassdoor (More on Website)

“Company Abuses Employees And Management Is Awful”

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IB Times full-time

Pros – Nothing. Even the free coffee is bad.

Cons – IB Times is a SEO based content farm that uses contract workers in the place of real employees and journalists so that it can avoid paying payroll tax, unemployment insurance, health benefits, overtime, sick leave or anything else that you are expected to provide employees with in a civilized society. So don’t expect to do any real journalism here, all the real journalists left and joined a real media company.

To add the turn of the century Dickensian atmosphere the company routinely engages in firing and turnover is massive because people both get fired and leave in droves. Anyone who still works for the company are the dregs at the bottom of the barrel, newbies to the job market or people actively seeking to find a way out of company. If you imagine that you’ll do real journalism here, don’t count on it. It will be nothing but soul-sucking SEO to drive up hits.

Contract workers don’t just include the writers and reporters, but copyeditors and even IT. At least half or more of the company is just contract workers, most of whom don’t have a contract anymore. Among the interesting practices you can expect if you decide to work for IB TImes is that you might get a short term contract, after it expires no matter how much you ask they won’t give you a new one. Perhaps they’re lost on top of a mountain somewhere. So once the short term contract expires you’ll just basically just be a freelancer who shows up in the office to write articles for them, with no legal protections of any kind to speak of.

As a contract worker you can expect to get a miserable rate of base pay, there is a bonus structure in place, but the majority of people never hit it. To make matters worse IB Times only pays once a month so you better have another source of income to fall back on because you won’t be able to last an entire month without going broke. IB Times also expects it’s not-employees to work on federal and government holidays, these include Christmas, Thanksgiving, Independence Day and in a stroke of irony Labor Day. You will be expected to work on these days with no over-time, if you don’t work then your base pay gets docked.

To emphasize just how little it thinks of you, IB Times also forces it’s not-employees to show up at the office and work at least 40 hours a week, just to rub in their faces that they won’t be hired as real employees ever but will routinely engage in major expansions like buying Newsweek and opening new offices despite the current offices being both cavernously empty and deathly silent. It’s hard to envision where the money comes from, SEO trash can’t produce that much profit, maybe the CEO discovered a hoard of gold under his garage.

Advice to Senior Management – Management should resign. There’s nothing that can be salvaged about the company while they remain. There is no redeeming quality about them, not that you’ll ever see them, most of them never show their faces unless it is to go to the bathroom.”

Here are more employee reviews.

Here is one very angry advertiser who claims IBT stole $5,000 from him.

Ironic from a website that is so passionate about “social justice” isn’t it? So seriously where is all the money coming from? Where did the money come from 4 years ago when the site was started? No one makes this much money off of an internet news site in 4 years.

Is it possible “Google Ventures” is pouring 100s of millions of dollars into propaganda machines to ensure their global domination continues unabated? After all “Android” does have an exclusive and likely illegal deal with Google. You need a lot of propaganda when you are trying to rationalize your oppressive monopoly to the world.

Is it really so far fetched to think Google may not be purely “philanthropic” in their “ventures” and is using their unprecedented power to further their monopoly over EVERYTHING and this is why Google continues to look the other way despite a tsunami of complaints from users about this site?

I recommend going to their forum and reporting garbage like this. The “not-paid”, “totally volunteer” moderators will demoralize you and tell you to just click “feedback”–which does NOTHING BTW. It’s their way of sending your complaints into Google’s blackhole and making you think they care. So ignore them telling you it’s the wrong place to complain.

If Google wants to know how to get the millions of small publishers to pipe down and stop investigating the tentacles of their global monopoly then they should bring integrity back to SERPS, because the worse things get the louder and more interested we will get in exposing this agenda.

The more people post examples and make all of this public record the more likely Google may be shamed into actually doing something.

BTW: heres a great Reddit article on ChristianToday which also has close ties to IBT