Nov 29, 2018

Spam at Seoforum - New Antispam Policy Rule

patrock upvoted Spam at Seoforum - New Antispam Policy Rule

I am posting this to find out if my idea sounds reasonable to you, or if it's too much in your eyes.

So, what I am proposing > Each new post, from a user with no posts would be (automatically) scanned for links, and if contained link(s), the post would be auto-deleted and author auto-banned.

Does that sound fair?

Spam at Seoforum - New Antispam Policy Rule

patrock replied to thread Spam at Seoforum - New Antispam Policy Rule

Good idea. Even though you do good work keeping this place clean, it does make sense to delete such users automatically. Normally users would introduce yourself first ask a question. Starting with a links isn't normal.

Nov 28, 2018

How to deal with fake negative reviews on Google Business

patrock published thread How to deal with fake negative reviews on Google Business

As I mentioned in my previous post https://seoforum.com/thread/google-business-reviews-impact-on-ranking-positions our business has received 3 negative reviews in a row. Those are no text reviews from mostly new accounts, or they recently reviewed business or two. I don't have to tell you that three negative reviews without a complaint or indication of what was so bad in their experience, posted within short time span by new accounts are obviously fake reviews, right? Especially when we have 60+ reviews averaging 4.9 points.

Is there a way to get rid of such fake reviews?

Nov 22, 2018

Website not ranking in google...

patrock replied to thread Website not ranking in google...

I was like there is something going on as you only have 3 indexed pages in google right now, but I checked the website and saw you have hibernated it so I guess the question is no longer relevant.

Website not ranking in google...

patrock upvoted Website not ranking in google...

I've recently developed a website, it's ranking fine in other search engines such as Bing, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo. But in Google it can't be found. I'm no SEO expert but there's no obvious warnings in Google Analytics or Google Search Console.

The website is www.ambulo.me. Can someone have a look and see what I'm doing wrong?

Google Business reviews impact on ranking positions

patrock published thread Google Business reviews impact on ranking positions

We are running e-commerce store. Signed up for Google Business account, so people can find us locally, check if we are open, call us or visit our website. It works fine, getting some views, customers checking our photos and so on. We ask our customers to leave a review. Not to leave a positive review, just a review, whatever their experience was. And we get 5 star reviews all the time.

However, this month, we received 3 negative reviews already. It's pretty obvious those are not from our customers as they use newly created accounts, leave no comment or feedback, just 0 stars review. We are 99% sure it's our competition, know exactly who that is, but there is nothing we can do about it. Google seems ignoring complaints and our review score is going down due to defamatory reviews.

The question. Are negative reviews in Google Business affecting our rankings? I can't say from our stats yet, they looks normal, but it's short time period and the overall score is not so bad yet. It's like 4.8 now.

But what if they went further and reviews were down to 3 or 2.5? Is it going to affect our rankings?

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