How to Push Your Competition Down in the Search Engine Results Pages

Google glitch? Or the hottest new tactic on search engine domination?

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Google glitch? Or the hottest new tactic on search engine domination?

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32 Responses to “How to Push Your Competition Down in the Search Engine Results Pages”

  1. rob sellen
    May 18, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    What the hell is that? :(

    Never seen that before Anna…

  2. Anna
    May 18, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    That’s an actual page in the SERPs that we encountered today.

  3. rob sellen
    May 18, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    Never seen anything like it, terrible, hope they sort that out sooner than later!

  4. Anna
    May 18, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    Yeah, me too. We were pretty astonished as well :)

  5. Forest
    May 20, 2010 at 12:31 am #

    Wow! It’s possible they were hacked somehow.

  6. Olly
    May 20, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    Literally pushing them down, I like it!

    Although I doubt they did it on purpose.

  7. Anna
    May 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    Yep – very possible. Though the hacker in this case gave them domination of half a page of search results.

  8. Anna
    May 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    Lol, no, I doubt that!

  9. History of video games
    May 25, 2010 at 7:02 am #

    best of luck:)

  10. Randy
    May 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    Competitive analysis is a great way to see who is linking to your competitors and seeing if you can get them to link to you as well. This will help bump you up in the ratings if you can get the links.

  11. Sympathy Plants
    May 28, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    This is the first time I saw something like that in a google serp. Nice find lol!

  12. Ajith Edassery@Make Money Online
    June 14, 2010 at 1:10 am #

    Google is moving to caffeine now. Could this be because of the transition to the new indexing system?

  13. Dave Doolin
    June 14, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    I haven’t looked at my RSS feed in weeks… glad to see you’re posting again!

    And I hope you keep writing more.

  14. Anna
    June 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    @Dave – Thanks! If only someone could transcribe the things in my mind and type it up as blog posts – selectively, of course.

    I’ve seen some marketers abandon their blogs for years though. So, I suppose I am doing better than that at least!

  15. Anna
    June 14, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    @Ajith – Very possible

  16. Anna
    June 14, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    @Sympathy – Thanks, I found it pretty funny too.

  17. website design
    June 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    what did you search for to get this? it clears everyone below you from the SEPRs but personally I wouldn’t click on a website with all that on it.

    virus city baby!

  18. Mark
    July 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    Has anyone deciphered that code yet?

  19. Dave Doolin
    July 13, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    Anna,

    Dictation.

    Possibly with speech to text software, or send the audio file out for transcription.

    I’m also using more microblogging tools to collect ideas, thoughts and snippets, which I assemble into posts later on.

  20. Online Recruitment Man
    July 19, 2010 at 5:27 am #

    Anna – this is an interesting find, but let’s keep it in perspective! The hottest new tactic? No.

    They have, indeed, pushed their competitors down the page, but not down the rankings, which is of course what matters. I’d guess the site with the spammy ‘push down effect’ gained about 2 extra clicks that day – people don’t click because of where the site physically is on the page. If anything, I’d avoid a site that’s description is full of complete trash.

    As I said though, amusing find!

  21. Demetrios
    July 29, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    What is that? I bet Matt Cutts and the boys at Google’s website spam division had a stroke when they saw it :)).

  22. Snooples
    August 1, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    This looks too cryptic for me, maybe the gang at Google can break the code. ;)
    Great find.

  23. joel
    August 4, 2010 at 3:49 am #

    That is astonishing. Is Google showing results like that? what was the search term or the keyword you tried for?

  24. Scott Brim@winnipeg real estate
    August 5, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    Were you able to reproduce it ? i mean if u ran the search string again did it give the same results ?. I found this very intriguing because isnt descriptions and all other things truncated when they go above 160 chasr, so i guess it may not be something related to that site.

  25. Anna
    August 6, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    It was so long ago I don’t remember if I tried it twice but I am pretty sure I did, with two computers. It was pretty odd …

  26. Anna
    August 6, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    Yes, I was pretty amazed! Don’t remember what the keyword was.

  27. daisy
    August 19, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    Thanks for providing information.Competitive analysis is a great way to see who is linking to your competitors and seeing if you can get them to link to you as well.

  28. chromeblips
    August 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    How did you do that?

  29. Russell
    December 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    Wonder what keyword they were trying to rank for? I sse some weird things but thats a new one for sure.

  30. angelio
    February 18, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    what it is? this meta data make me crazy to know..

  31. pay for youtube views
    May 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    How on earth!! lol… well I must say, have never seen that before with any of the search engines.. Hacker??? Surely if Google was hackable in any way it would have been brought down by now.

    Possibly used the characterANSI chars or something and for some bizarre reason Google decided to index it! Nice find Anna

  32. Anna
    May 11, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    Yeah it was pretty funny!!

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