What Googlebot – Google algorithm goes through everyday.

Googlebot as a crawler and Google’s algorithm has to go through a lot of search engine spam / search engine manipulations every day.

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Google faces search engine spam

Google a Goliath spider is tried to be consumed by many smaller animals. Many small animals are not aware that even Google’s Goliath fingers won’t fit in their mouth.

A small list of search engine spam Google’s algorithm faces to rank websites.

301 Redirect Spam
Ad Filtering
Affiliate Only Sites
Aggressive Link Exchanges
Auto Blogs
Automated Forum Posts
Automated Article Submissions
Automated One Way Backlinks
Automated Twitter Accounts or Twitter Spam
Buying Small/ Old / Hign Pagerank Sites
Buying Text Links
Click Fraud
Cold Calling
Comment Spam
Competitor Link Attack
Content Duplication
Content Farms
Craigslist Spamming
CSS Spam
Do Follow Links Spamming
Domain Farming
Doorway Pages
Duplicate Domains
.Edu & .Gov Link Spam
Expired Domain Spam
Fake Popularity & Fake Buzz
Fake Referral Spam
Faking ID’s
Forum Signature Spamming
Forum Spamming
Free For All Links
Google Group Spam
Google Bomb
Hidden Layer Spam
Hidden Links
Hidden tags That Search Engines can read
Image Optimization Spam
Internal Link Spamming
Invisible Divs
Invisible Table Cells
Job Posting Spam
Junk Article Sites
Junk Frequent Blog Updation
Keyword Misspellings
Keyword Page Creators
Keyword Stuffing
Keywords in URL’s
Link Dump Sites
Links Farms
Link Injection
Links From Counters
Machine Generated Pages
Malicious Web Pages / Websites
MFA Sites
MFA Sites
Mini / Micro Sites
Mirror Websites
No Script and No Embed Tag
Oneway Link Scam
On Page Spam
Page Hijacking
PageRank Sculpting
Paid Reviews
Parasite Hosting
Pay per Review
Profile Spamming
RSS feeds Spam
Scam Schemes
Scraper Sites
Search Algorithm Reverse Engineering
Search Engine Submissions
SEO E-Mail Spam
Shadow Domains
Shopping Sites Spam
Sneaky Redirect
Social Bookmarking Spam
Social Networking Spam
Spam Blogs
Spam Directories
Spam Farm Alliances
Spam Tagging
Spam Widget
Sponsoring Non-Profit Sites
Sub Domain Spam
Sybil Attack
Three Way Links
Tiny Text Linking
Title – Meta tag Stracking
Trackback Spam
Unrelated Keywords
Video Optimization Spam
Widget Forced Links
Wiki Spam
Word press hacking
Wordpress Templates Footer Links Spam
XSS and Iframes
Yahoo Answers Spam
Fake News
Spammy Schema
Annoying Ads
Negative SEO

Check out our 101 search engine manipulations to find out more.

Friday, August 11th, 2017 Google, SEO, Spam No Comments

Google move towards Artificial intelligence

Google’s move towards Artificial intelligence:

Google search engine has steadily evolved in the past 20 years from being a good search engine to a smart search engine to an intelligent search engine. It is way harder to manipulate the rankings with onpage spam and 1000s of backlinks. if you look back before 2010 Google used to be good at detecting spam. Then in early 2011 to 2014 they moved towards being a smart search engines. They were ready to take action on any type of results regardless of blackhat SEO or aggressive SEO.

From 2016 Google has moved into Artificial Intelligence. They are a intelligent search engine with much better under standing of what people search for. Sometimes they drive zombie traffic because of the machine trying to understand the searchers motive but it has steadily improved on a daily basis.

Google has moved to a more complicated landscape which is difficult to understand. Ranking websites have became harder especially in competitive niches.

Today a great user experience across all platforms is very important. Google sees what is best for the searchers if a searcher is able to find the relevant information on the site they click and land Google wins. This is what they are working on, it is important that we develop sites with quality and detailed information on what a user is searching for.

There should be a reason for Google to rank your website. What makes your website stand out among 1000s of site in your same industry. What makes your product competitive, what additional benefits you can provide. People see that and Google sees that too.

Key to success is how you find the right key in the shortest time possible. And the right key is buried deep in our Human mind as this quick draw reference says.

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Key to success with Google

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 Google No Comments

Search Engine genie no email or affiliate marketing

Why Search engine genie does not do affiliate marketing or email marketing.

In the past 10 plus year in search engine and online industry we never do affiliate marketing or email marketing. Many of our existing , past or potential clients have asked us why we don’t do it. It all comes down to ethics. I am not a big fan of aggressive marketing strategies like email or affiliate marketing. When I buy a product online either I go directly to big sites like ebay or amazon or search in Google to find my product. I hate to click on some affiliate banner to buy a product. Affiliates are like brokers if I want to buy a house I like to directly deal with the seller than going through a broker. I know there are potential benefits going through a broker but dealing with the seller will give me the best deal. Same with affiliate marketing for no reason I have to pay a intermediate site. Rather ill go directly to the ecommerce sites and buy my product.

Email marketing is something I will always stay away. Personally a victim of 1000s of spam / scam / junk commercial emails I know how much pain the whole internet goes through dealing with all the huge email spammers. I don’t want to be even 1% part of this huge spam / scam network. I feel all commercial emails without the recipients permission is spam, even if the person has submitted his email for some subscription. Email spam creates a huge burden on the internet and billions of dollars are lost dealing with email spam. I like to fight email spam rather than being part of it. I know SEO / digital marketing companies do email marketing but Search Engine Genie under my guidance will never get involved in email marketing. I know i lose 1000s of dollars denying many email marketing projects but I don’t care this internet gave me life and I will never play spoil sport on this great place.

Affiliate marketers are one of the biggest SEO spammers they do all sort of unethical strategies to push their sites on top. This makes the search engines work very hard on their algorithm and it makes legitimate websites more difficult to rank on top. We at Search Engine Genie stopped doing aggressive SEO long back. We do only organic SEO these days for our clients, we do all the best on page work to make the search engines understand the website better, give a pleasant experience for the crawlers to crawl and index our website and let the back links flow naturally to our website / client website.

For our own websites we stopped artificial link building. These days we don’t get even a single unnatural link. All links to our sites are editorially given by regular users who like our websites. We hope all other SEO companies follow suit and stop doing affiliate marketing, email marketing as a service to their clients.  It is time to treat internet as a friend rather than a money making machine.


Thursday, January 5th, 2017 Google, SEO No Comments

SEO Funny Cartoon Comics -latest trends of 2016

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is arguably the most cost-effective digital marketing technique, but also the most challenging to get right.


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The First very Organic Result on the First Search Engine Result Page sees about 32.5%of Overall Search Traffic in terms of clicks. The Second domain sees 17.6% while the 7th only sees 3.5%



Google PageRank (Google PR) is one of the methods Google uses to determine a page’s relevance or importance. Important pages receive a higher PageRank and are more likely to appear at the top of the search results. Google PageRank (PR) is a measure from 0 – 10. Google Page rank is based on back links


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Web Search Engines and some other sites use Web crawling or spidering software to update their Web Content or indices of others sites’ web content. Web crawlers can copy all the pages they visit for later processing by a search engine which indexes the downloaded pages so the users can search much more efficiently.


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A website is a collection of related webpages, including multimedia content, typically identified with a common domain name and published on at least one webserver.

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A keyword, in the context of search engine optimization, is a particular word or phrase that describes the contents of a Web page.



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Major flutuation Google search results.

Many are reporting around major forums that Google is doing major update to their algorithm. It seems many are noticing significant drop in rankings and some are noticing good boost in search engine traffic. I am personally noticing big changes especially this weekend was one of the slowest days when it comes to search engine traffic.


It was literally dead in many of the sites we monitor. I think it was because of seasonal weekend. We are moving into holiday months and I am sure this will impact search rankings and traffic for major sites. All the sites we maintain are white hat SEO. So there is no way any of them get affected by major search updates. We had 2 updates in the last 2 months. Panda and Penguin. Both rocked many search results but what I am noticing now seem to be unrelated to any of those past updates.

Many webmasters in other forums too are noticing change in traffic. Webmaster world one of the leading forum for SEO is buzzing. DO you notice any major changes.

Monday, November 10th, 2014 Google No Comments

All about Google Author Rank

Google has changed the past trends of SEO by releasing many updates and has declared clearly that it’s the unique, quality and fresh content that makes your site rank higher.

“Author Rank “is one such latest update of Google, after the post panda and penguin updates. Just like the page rank, author rank is defined by the Google to analyze the quality of a site to rank in search results. The difference is that page rank is based on the quality of web page where as author rank is defined to identify the authority of blogger.

Factors Impacting Author Rank:

1. Engagement on G+.
2. Page rank of individual articles.
3. Comment received per posts.
4. Number of Google plus circles.
5. Content shares and +1s.
6. Connections to other authors.
7. Number of sites the authors content is published.

Google author rank

Steps to implement Google Author Rank:

So you might have realized the importance of author rank for your sites online presence. Let’s have a brief look about how to implement this, to grab the maximum benefit:

1. Author rank is centered on Google plus profile. So create your Google + profile if you don’t have one. Your profile should contain a valid photo and email address and your identity should be verified.

2. Create a link to your Google profile from your webpage by adding the following link:

<a href=”[Google profile_url]?rel=author”>Google</a>

3. Add a reciprocal link from your profile to the site and have your profile image visible with your content on the search results.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 author rank, Google 1 Comment

Crawl Errors Update from Google Webmaster Tools

One of the most important things to do for webmasters is to register and verify their site on Google webmaster tools.

The Google webmaster tools provides a variety of information like the site configuration details – sitemaps, site links, crawler access etc, details about your links, keywords, search queries in the section your site on the web. The Diagnostics section provides vital information like HTML suggestions, Malware, Crawl Errors, Crawl Stats. The Labs section shares interesting details like site performance and instant reviews.

Checking Google webmaster tools at least once every day would be in the schedule of majority of the webmasters and one vital section that one would check are the crawl errors and now in Google webmaster central blog one can see a posting update about crawl errors.

The posting starts stating that enhancements have made with respect to crawl errors and now crawl errors are further divided into 2 sections

    Site errors
    URL errors

Site Errors

To make errors more user friendly these categories have been made. The errors like DNS resolution failures, connectivity issues, problems fetching robots.txt files, before these errors were reported as URL errors henceforth they will be reported in the section Site Errors as they are not URL related errors. If the frequency of these errors is high then alerts will be sent to you. If your site is devoid of these errors as in most sites, you will just see friendly check marks across these issues indicating your website has no such errors.

The URL Errors

If Google webmaster indicates URL errors It means ‘it was able to resolve your DNS, connect to your server, fetch and read your robots.txt file, and then request this URL, but something went wrong after that’. Separate categories will be displayed for Google news or mobile (CHTML/XHTML).

Errors Presentation

There were 100,000 errors of each type shown but there was no way to interpret which errors had more priorities. Keeping this in mind now, Webmaster tools will present the 1000 most important errors for each category. Once the webmaster has fixed them he can view details about them.

Sites having more than 1000 errors will be able to see the total errors for each category and for those who need further details, Google is considering adding an API to download all errors.

One more important update is that the Robots.txt blocked pages errors have been removed as Google webmaster tools find the pages blocked via Robots.txt to be intentionally blocked by the webmaster. Soon these errors will be updated under crawler access in site configuration.

User Friendly Error Details

Clicking on the error URL will open an additional pane with useful information like last tried crawling information, when problem first occurred and an error briefing.From the details pane you can check the URL error on clicking it. There are also options provided to mark the error as fixed, see other pages that link to this URL and more such useful details. There is an option of having Googlebot fetch the URL to double check your error whether it’s fixed.

The priority list would be such errors “fixing broken links on your own site, fixing bugs in your server software, updating your Sitemaps to prune dead URLs, or adding a 301 redirect to get users to the “real” page.” The priority would be decided based on a number of factors whether the link is added in the sitemap and the no of internal links the URL has and various other factors. If you are a user with full permission you can mark the error as fixed and it would be removed from your top-errors list unless Googlebot encounters the same errors again.

These changes hopefully will help webmasters a lot in getting their site errors corrected soon.

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Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 Google, Google webmaster tools No Comments

Google Plus: SEO Influence Debated

The advent of Google plus has influenced SEO a lot and most people in the SEO industry will be familiar that one can see search suggestions, when they start their search queries with the + sign. For instance a search query ‘+ a’ would give one suggestions like +Allstate Insurance, +Audi USA,+ ASOS and on clicking one of these you will get yourself landed on the Google plus page of the company. Even though it seems like a beneficial factor of SEO, it’s highly doubtful on how many normal web users will start their search queries with the + sign. Some would probably look into this as a Google service influencing the organic search results.

At business insider I came across an interesting write up about the influence played by Google plus from experts. The first opinion came from an employee of the company that mattered the most- it was from Google employee Daniel Dulitz

His opinion was that surfacing the best content even without SEO is the goal of Google and it was in this interest Google are focusing on 100 or more quality signals and believed that they still have a long way to go. He also stated that the Google plus button helps to build reputation online and with changing times we need to update ourselves.

Based on his statements we can see that Google plus must be put to good use by business owners by building social network pages and connecting with their fans. Also getting content with rich snippets and people recommending content via plus one are interesting strategies to be played with. There must also be focus laid upon converting customers into fans with the page badge.

Sean Carlos shares his view that once Google launched direct connect one could see search results taking you to the Google plus page of the companies and if you perform searches while you are logged into Google plus then one would be invited to add the company to their circles.

Other experts too participated and share some interesting data that 57% of fortune 100 companies have a Google + page but 98% have not enabled Google direct connect.
One can see in the support pages of Google on how to enable direct connect by adding the snippet of the code on the site. Also only 3% of fortune 100 companies have the Google plus badge and only 11% of fortune 100 companies have +1 buttons.

Even though one can’t read too much into this data, we can almost get the message that a great amount of awareness is lacking from small businesses. Brand building and reputation management online are things to be focused more upon. It’s essential that steps are taken by these businesses to get themselves on Google plus ASAP.

The need of the hour also calls for these companies to hire social media experts to promote their websites online. Facebook and twitter are great social networks to promote businesses and Google plus follows.

Social media optimization is something which could play a major role in future rankings. For now, we can see links playing a major part in rankings this can very well be influenced later on by social media presence. Promoting our websites on social networks would involve in-depth understanding of the website features. Like in Google plus we need optimized pages and profiles using the features. To start with we must have Direct Connect enabled. One must have awareness of Google plus badges, button. Share photos, videos, connect with people establish a strong connection between your Google plus page and your website, post using hash tags, cross promotion and much more.

The Google plus influence on SEO will be debated for long but what all Small business owners need to do is to pull up their socks and get their company active on Google plus. Google plus is an opportunity to promote your site through an authentic Google service and this is an opportunity you will repent a lot if you let it slip right through your hands. So Plus this post and get started with Plus ones for your company

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 Google No Comments

Google Privacy Policy – A breach of privacy?

The search giant Google is taking steps to ensure that they are on song with the law enforcement and have stated new privacy laws for their products.The popular Google products like YouTube, Gmail also have not been spared by the privacy policy. In the Google privacy policy page one can find the details of the data they are going to collect from the users.

It says they are going to collect personal information such as name, email address, telephone no or credit card. Google will also be tracking your device data such as operating system, unique device identifiers and associate these information with your Google account.Google will also be collecting search queries of logged on users, your telephone log information, your Internet protocol address. They will also be collecting cookies to identify your browser or your Google account.

Also there will be location data collected when using location enabled Google services. They will be collecting GPS signals from mobile devices and sensor data to give information about nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.The other details mentioned they will be collecting are Local storage data like browser web storage and application data caches. Finally they mention they will be tracking cookie data from other sites using Google features.

Google further explains that the information they collect is to help them to provide better services to their users.

Any amount of explanation by them doesn’t seem to satisfy most of the countries. Most of them have requested Google to delay their privacy update. Even though Google claims that this act is for making the services better, the common man can see it as a breach of privacy.

How can someone be comfortable with their personal data like search queries involving their personal issues, sexual orientation and other confidential details being tracked. There have been a great number of countries opposing this act and recently in New York Times one could see the headline “France Says Google Privacy Plan Likely Violates European Law”. In the news article a line was quoted by the French privacy agency known as CNIL “Our preliminary investigation shows that it is extremely difficult to know exactly which data is combined between which services for which purposes, even for trained privacy professionals.”

The French privacy agency have the power to fine companies up to 400,000 $ for privacy breach.

The users of Android powered smart phones may have no other option but to ditch their phones to get away from the Google Privacy act as the policy involves mobile, OS tracking data to.

Privacy advocates have slammed Google that they are forcing users to share data which when given a choice they wouldn’t have. Also this move is being seen by many as an evil trick by Google to promote their ads to specific users based on their data tracking. While promoting their business is commendable, the promotion coming at the cost of user privacy really needs to be reconsidered again.

While the web is flowing with a range of updates requesting Google to get their privacy act delayed and Governments asking time to review them in detail. There seems to be no response from the other side.

One must also take into account the French are acting based upon the European commission instruction and they were assigned to do the initial check. So this law could go against the whole of Europe and many other countries around the world.

In addition to this based on a survey taken it was found that most Google users were not aware of the privacy policy, despite being promoted by Google in the past weeks. The survey also gives us the shocking census that only 1 in 8 users have gone and read the privacy policy of Google. The remaining 7 users are still ignorant of the change and are continuing using Google services.

Big Brother watch, a British civil liberties and privacy pressure group have called for an enquiry on the Google privacy law and how it complies with the British data protection law.

At this time we would like to Guide users on how to delete their web history before Google starts tracking it

Step 1: Login to your Gmail account

Step 2: At the top right corner of your screen you can view your email id, click on it

Step 3: Once you click on it, you will be displayed a dropdown and you can click on privacy if you would like to know the details of Google privacy or click on account settings

Step 4: In account settings you will have a section called services and you will have the text “View, enable, or disable web history” parallel to it you can find the linked text Go to web history

Step 5: On clicking that link you will have the option to remove all web history

There is also another face of this privacy act with Google having data that many countries have requested user data to be handed over and also had asked Google to block services or remove data that they found to be affecting their country.

January – June 2011

Three requests to remove 121 items from services. Google removed ads in response to two of those requests.

Cook Islands
Google received content removal requests

User data requests recorded an increase of 29% compared with the previous reporting period of Google

User data requests recorded an increase of 39% compared with the previous reporting period of Google

User data requests reached the reporting threshold at Google

South Korea
User data requests recorded an increase of 36% compared with the previous reporting
Period of Google

User data requests recorded an increase of 28% compared with the previous reporting period of Google

User data requests recorded an increase of 29% compared with the previous reporting period of Google

You can find detailed reports for previous years to in the Google transparency report page.

This data seems to be arousing a lot of interesting debates as if countries oppose user data collection by Google and later on request Google for user data then the whole process would need to be talked over by individual Governments.

Even as many feel that this may hurt their online privacy, the Google official blog states that Google still remains committed to data liberation and also that they don’t sell your information, or share it externally without the user’s permission unless in dire consequences like a court order.

Given all these facts and details how Google are going to cope with privacy laws of nation and how users are going to react to it will be one of the modern day dramas to unfold online soon.

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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 Google No Comments

Google’s miserable failure on Paid links

Google recently penalized lot of websites that were buying links. In this process some sites were penalized even though they don’t buy links. Google’s new algorithm that detects paid links is a miserable failure according to me. So many sites got affected and even 2 or 3 our sites got affected. We never bought links for our client sites but 2 sites were affected because it looks like the backlinks were bought. The pattern of our links are no-where the same as the paid links that others get for their sites but still we lost 5 or 10 places for some important keywords. I can understand an automated algorithm cannot be 100% accurate in detecting paid links but they should also be careful before pulling the plug. I feel more manual review should happen so that the sites affected are really buying links and not just because their backlink pattern might look similar to a site that buys links for top ranking. The worse thing here is so many sites that are buying links got away with it and the sites that never bought links got caught. I hope Google is more careful with their buying links algorithm in future.

Monday, October 11th, 2010 Google, link building, Paid links No Comments
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