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  1. Think You're Good at SEO? Figure this one out!

    So, I have spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out why this Beerby.com/a is ranking for "cake central" on Google.

    If you search Google for:
    Cake Central
    You will find that Beerby ranks above CakeCentral.com. Some think it is a 302 redirect issue, but I have a feeling that there is more to it: perhaps they are using a tinyurl or other "trick" to rank for that keyword phrase.

    I wrote about it on my blog:
    Google Search Ranks Beerby for Cake Central | Bill Hartzer

    Why is Beerby ranking for "Cake Central"?
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    Someone is doing something strange there, or it could be an anomaly.

    Bill, check the backlinks again. There are two backlinks pointed to that user profile page and one is from a Russian site and uses Cake Central for the anchor text. That, however, should not cause it to rank higher than CakeCentral.com unless someone figured out a nifty new trick. I don't see any evidence of a redirect using the info query, but the Russian site might be a clue.

    I've seen a few Google search anomalies lately. I have a client who has a secondary one page minisite with only one image and about 20 words on the page, plus zero backlinks, yet the page ranks in the top 10 in Google for a fairly competitive local search phrase that does not appear on the page. A junior designer set up the page a few months ago and they never built the site. The guy wanted me to reproduce it on ten more minisites so that he could commandeer all the top Google search results.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


  3. Turns out that the blog post you're referring to was actually posted today (the Russian one) and most likely after I posted my blog post (and they saw it). It has a Jan 14 date. it's showing as a backlink in Yahoo, but actually that page was posted today.

    The other backlink is the blog post from Phil who is apparently the developer or the guy who owns Beerby, talking about this same situation.

    There are no visible backlinks with no anchor text (until today).
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    Back to my anomaly theory.

    "How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." - Sherlock Holmes

    There are a lot of people who see a lot of spammy pages in the top 10 right now. Perhaps there is a bug in G's newest algorithm.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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