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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

WTF Google?

So, recently Google changed their search algorithm in an attempt to weed out low quality sites and "content farms". Some websites gained in search rank, and some declined.
I decided to do a Google search for "Draculasaurus" to see how I did.
What do you think came up first?
My registered domain name ""?
My copyrighted comic "Draculasaurus" for sale on IndyPlanet?
The top result is a twitter account with one follower which happens to also use my habitual moniker.
(I'm @Draculasaurus13 on twitter by the way, because plain old @draculasaurus was already taken when I joined.)
Seriously Google?
Google says-

This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful. At the same time, it will provide better rankings for high-quality sites—sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on.

Sorry Google, it's a fail. -at least in this case.



  1. Checked this myself and you dominate the top ten. Your site is number one, your deviant art page is fifth and the Twitter page you mention is eighth.

    You can rest easy.

  2. That's weird.
    I wonder why I get different results when I search.
    Maybe something to do with my location??
    Were you using Google UK?
    Oh well, who knows. I guess it doesn't make much of a difference.