Amazon Black Hat SEO Re-directs for Google Hummingbird

November 18, 2013

Amazon in Bed with Google, Evil

Once again Google is playing games with search.
In this case they are allowing Amazon.com to perform re-directs from URLs other than their own to boost Internet presence and SEO (in other words, what is called “Black Hat” SEO).

What is “Black Hat” SEO you might ask?
It is the manipulation of search engine via many different methods make a web page appear more relevant, accurate, authoritative, etc. than it really is.
Also reference:
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/B/Black_Hat_SEO.html

Google claims to watch for this, but considering how much Black Hat SEO Amazon.com practices, it is obvious that Google is clearly looking the other way.

Here is just one of re-directs by Amazon.com:
This URL:
www DOT novalek.com/kordon/articles/breathing_bags.html
To this URL:
astore.amazon DOT com/novalek-20/kordon/articles/breathing_bags.html

The original URL is an information page at Kordon about breathable fish shipping bags.
The re-direct is to a page on Amazon selling multiple items, BUT NO INFORMATION!!!
I have found many similar instances of information pages I or others have referred to being hijacked by Amazon.com to selling pages for related and often only marginally related products!!
In the instance above, the product in question does not even appear on the re-directed page! Talk about poor page relevance, yet Google allows this!

Please note I have broken the URLs above with a “DOT” as I do not want to aid Amazon and Google with their allegedly dishonest practices with any more ‘free’ links

Another aspect of Google algorithm changes Amazon has taken advantage of is the so-called Google “Hummingbird” update.
Here Google is playing thesaurus with our searches, and converting often longer phrases into different keywords, often with similar meanings, but still quite different.

Reference:
http://www.northcutt.com/blog/2013/11/what-we-actually-know-about-hummingbird-and-keywords/

An example here would be the search term “Aquarium UV Sterilization”, which is a scientific process, not a product.
HOWEVER the unique scientific information pages are NO longer found in Google search (these are in DuckDuckGo and other true/better search engines).
Instead we find in their place again crap content such as Amazon once more peddling a “Green Killing Machine” which is a product that does not even carry out this process in the true scientific sense!

What is interesting is one of my articles was plagiarized and manually dropped by Google in favor Amazon, About.com and other Google Pet websites, so we know that Google is well aware of what is going on with Amazon and others.

References:
*http://www.myopinions-carl.com/2013/09/amazon-google-in-bed-search-adwords.html
*http://aquarium-digest.com/2009/10/26/uv-sterilization/

In Summary
I do not think any honest or moral person should be utilizing Google Search nor purchasing anything off from Amazon that that they can purchase elsewhere.
Believe me, there are many alternatives to Amazon!!

See also this newer post,
I will NOT Shop Amazon, I will support Small business:
https://cstrohmeyer.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/i-will-not-shop-amazon-i-will-support-small-business/

Also consider DuckDuckGo for your searches, NEVER Google!!
Reference:
https://duckduckgo.com/

For an excellent review of TRUE UV Sterilizers that actually perform the process of true level one UV Sterilization in aquariums or ponds, please read this article:
http://aap.atrixnet.com/?p=490

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Google, PayPal, FedEx & Other Business Articles

July 17, 2011

Google Panda, PayPal, FedEx, TruAquaThis post is more of a referral of what I think are articles anyone in business should read.
In the case of Google, PayPal, or Pet Mtn, these are must reads for anyone who places morals above business.

(1) Google Panda Update
This article proves that Google’s Panda update of 2011 is nothing more than a sham.
The company line is that Google is attempting to get rid of content farms (hence the nickname “Farmer Update”; however this article proves otherwise.
This article puts forth that this is basically a cover for “Content Scrapers” that plagiarize excellent original content websites then post this content on their websites for Google Adsense.
IMO, from what I have seen this may not be always the case, but certainly spammy content sites have jumped over good content web sites.

This article also has links to further Google information as well

(2) Google Apps, Enterprise, Adwords, & Wallet Review
This article reviews Google’s total lack of customer service with their extremely misguided Google Apps transition that resulted in lost accounts, lost paid site search and much more.
The canned, circular responses from India never solve any problems.

Combined with the dishonest or non responses by Google Adwords & Adsense, this article shows that Google is NOT a company small business person would want to be in a business relationship with

(3)PayPal
This article is both positive and negative; providing an opinion on PayPals excellent and simple website integration, simplicity of sales, and more.
As well the unfortunate negatives are also explored such as poor fraud protection and a technical department with absolutely no interest in whether their clients succeed or not.

(4)Tom Paterson Process for Productivity in Business
This is 100% positive business post/article dealing with Tom Paterson and his life accomplishments in business productivity.

(5)FedEx Claims, Technical Support
This article is from this website/Blog, but I though I would include it too.
This article deals with an otherwise excellent shipping company, that has absolutely no understanding of customer service or honesty when they do make a mistake and damage others property (their technical support could get some “Schooling” in customer service/respect as well).

(5) Pet Mountain; Alleged Parasite Retailer, (TruAqua section of article disabled, although comments still available)

See this article for more about a LED Aquarium Light:
Aquarium LED Lights; Poor Emitter Example