Today we made a couple of very interesting discoveries.
The company I work for, 123CCTV
, dropped way down the list to somewhere on Page 5 when Google did their Florida update. We've since been trying to work our way back up to the top, mostly through removal of keywords - they've really cracked down on over-using the things.
Anyway - if you search for "security camera
", you'll see that SuperCircuits
hold the top two spots currently, or at least they do right now. The curious things to note are that neither shows any matching content from the page in the results, and X10's page is not cached at all.
to forward savvy browsers on, which the GoogleBot is apparentally either ignoring or not understanding:
X10 instead uses a 302 Header
This seems to have done nothing but help
their ranking, and are achieving top-spot simply by use of one keyword (in SuperCircuit's case), and incoming links - check out www.pelco.com/+cctv+equipment&hl=en&ie=UTF-8]this
cache[/url] of Pelco's page
from another search, with the clear statement "These terms only appear in links pointing to this page: cctv equipment
So... We always knew that ICL is important, but how about this forwarding?
The questions I still have:
1. Why does Google not have a cache of X10's page, let alone any content
, if they use a 302 header? Such forward requests
have never presented a problem
2. What do you think of these methods?
3. Would you expect Google to (soon/eventually) penalise such tactics if noticed/understood?
Any help appreciated!