Big Brands, Google, Penalties & You
Big Brands, Google, Penalties & You - Search Engine Watch (#SEW)
For years there has been controversy about big brands and their special place in Google's heart. For the most part, Google's supposed brand bias is really an SEO
myth told late night over beers in darkened corners at conferences and in forum postings. Most sites that are big brands rank well because they meet so many points on Google algorithm – everything from authority, to quality score, to links, to social signals.
If you see Wikipedia everywhere
, as annoying as it may be, it positions so well because it has tons of content and more links pointed at it than stars in a desert sky. This doesn't mean Google prefers brands; it means the site is algorithmically awesome.
OK, so "algorithmically awesome" isn't really an SEO term, but it might as well be. If you naturally meet more points on the algorithm than any of your competitors, then your gift from Google will be to occupy a higher position in the search results. It just kind of works that way.
It is like comparing a Flea with a Mammoth. Artisans, small businesses and little retailers will NEVER GET THE NEW SEO FACTORS imposed by the new google algorithms, period!
Google should admit that big brands will always have the millions of Dollars budget to get the best SEO team, the best SEM team and the best SMO team to promote their big brands. Plus most of them are brick and mortar entities so it always be easier for them to get traffic, and whatever authority from optimizations to social signals.
The google bad faith and elitism and insincerity cannot be hide anymore.