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Why do bizarre results occur?


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#1 vroot

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:23 PM

So, I type in "Kenda Small Block 8 26" x 2.1 DTC" for a bike tire and on the third page is

"Miley Cyrus - Kenda Tomac Small Block 8 26x 2.1 DTC UST black
languageisavirus.com/miley-cyrus/store/view.php?asin...
pictures and videos of Miley Cyrus fashion, style - her clothes and makeup."


Why? I cannot understand how this has anything to do with tires.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:02 AM

Because there are websites that will do what they have to do to fool Google into detecting them in search results. It's an inexact science. So no matter what you are searching for, you will get those kind of bogus results mixed with legit results.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:33 PM

Okay, so, why would someone make such a page in first place?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:43 PM

To get you to go there. Most of these kind of websites set ad rates based on the number of hits. It doesn't matter to them how they get those hits.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:37 AM

If you had typed something like "Kenda Small Block 8 26 x 2.1 DTC" + bike + tire instead of "Kenda Small Block 8 26" x 2.1 DTC" it would have refined the search to a higher degree and you probably would not have seen anything about Miley Cyrus.

Edited by FlannelBack, 18 November 2011 - 12:50 AM.


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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:03 PM

It's called Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Google claims it's not spam: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/seo/its-official-seo-is-not-spam-says-google/4079

I beg to differ. :whistle:
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