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What happens when Google calls your site STUPID?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by PhilipSEO, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. #1
    We all know how Google likes to take liberties with our title tags nowadays, often deciding to display a title of its own choosing. OK, I just wanted to share what can happen because of this sometimes:
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  2. RosuC

    RosuC Active Member

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    Yes Philip this is a very serious interference and I'm so sorry for the webmaster but the name "stupic" is a bit strange and Google is a bit crazy as you may see in the next 2 photos.
    1. http://screencast.com/t/0156eW45P
    Is clear that they indexed the website but under a very strange area - stupid picture gallery
    2. http://screencast.com/t/HuMeThWvCp
    The misunderstanding is coming from here - if you try to see the pictures regarding the "stupic picture gallery" is sending you straight to "stupid picture gallery" - from here is coming the confusion.
    The webmaster should contact them and they'll manually change for sure :)
     
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    langau Member

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    #3
    it seems to be a very new kind of problem, bcoz i have never seen something like this,
    but google can do whatever they want to do
     
    langau, Nov 17, 2013 IP
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    maverick137 Greenhorn

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    google is human after all...
     
    maverick137, Nov 17, 2013 IP
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    Ethan Alvin Active Member

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    Auto correct?
     
    Ethan Alvin, Nov 18, 2013 IP
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    GuruCreation Notable Member

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    Just plain STUPID!
     
    GuruCreation, Nov 18, 2013 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #7
    The client may want to rethink their domain name or else you have your work cut out for you. How do you intend to tackle this problem.

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    Your client may not be too happy to find your post higher than their site
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    RosuC Active Member

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    I have to say Sarah that - like this - he made quite a good advertise to the real website but will not fix the "auto-correct" from Google :)
     
    RosuC, Nov 21, 2013 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Are you accusing the OP of spamming?
     
    sarahk, Nov 21, 2013 IP
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    Winagain Well-Known Member

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    #10
    that just look like a correction google is trying to make. Like when you search for something and your query has a typo.
     
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  11. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I don't think there's any confusion over why it happened, what we need our OP to tell us is what he's going to do about it.
     
    sarahk, Nov 21, 2013 IP
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    RosuC Active Member

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    Why should I accuse him about something like that. Is a Google HUGE Mistake and I would love to see how he can solve it (I doubt tho that he'll be capable to do it). I'll never ACCUSE somebody on Digital Point, this community is too innocent and warm - I love it :)
     
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    I cant help but laugh. But when i search for "stupic designs" there is no "Stupid designs" that is showing up, and the site in question is ranked #3.

    Perhaps, this is the hidden issues involved with choosing a unique domain (with an essentially rare keyword) that appears to be a typo of a very popular keyword.

    OP, have you considered changing your domain name?
     
    matt_62, Nov 21, 2013 IP
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    ryan_uk Illustrious Member

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    So, I decided to look up "stupic" on Google (US search results and personalisation disabled) and the first hit was Urban Dictionary:
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Stupic

    This doesn't bode well for establishing a brand. :D

    Google needs to be "taught" that Stupic is a brand name and not a misspelling of stupid. It's not a dictionary word, so Google is guessing it is a typo (until it knows it is a brand or a lot of people are search for it).

    While their are keywords that will earn, a lot of attention needs to be paid to rank for Stupic (don't forget branding through social media, too) to help Google learn.
     
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    luanatf Well-Known Member

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    Would be fun to see a search for "google" return something like "goggle". LOL

    Sorry, the situation just made me think of that. ;)

    I'm not sure how I would deal with this if I was you, but I would give Google's forums or contact info a try.
     
    luanatf, Nov 25, 2013 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    @luanatf The OP is a highly skilled SEO, I'm sure he hasn't started this thread just to promote his customer's site but has plans to use this as a case study on how he fixes the problem.
     
    sarahk, Nov 26, 2013 IP
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    luanatf Well-Known Member

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    My reply didn't imply anything of that kind, @sarahk ;)
     
    luanatf, Nov 26, 2013 IP