I feel a little special. Well at least I am going to take credit for it. Although I know it just couldn’t have been little old me who did it. What am I talking about? Well I am talking about influencing Google Suggest results.
At the end of January I wrote a piece about the hand job for “SEO is” on Google Suggest. In that article I referenced the picture you see to the left. In it you can clearly see that results are a little skewed to the negative side of SEO to say the least. Additionally I came to the ultimate conclusion that the suggested searches did not seem to equal what was being searched for. On top of that I also said the following:
We can check that by doing a search for “seo is bullshit“, ~389,00o results, or more precisely “allintitle:seo is bullshit“, ~217 results. So there are sites in their index with these keywords. But to counter, a search for “allintitle:seo is easy” has ~3570 results, and has a 36 for Global Monthly Search Volume. So why is “seo is bullshit” in the suggestion and not “seo is easy.”
In that post I called out why “SEO is Easy” deserved, on all accounts, to be in the suggested searches. Well, today I feel as though I have some small power over Google, or rather maybe just some psychic abilities. Take a look at the screen grab to the right. Do you see what I see? Yep. That very last result says “SEO is Easy”. I did it, I put that there, well, I like to think I did. And at the very same time I did my part help our community by getting one negative suggestion out: “SEO is Snake Oil”.
No need to thank me my fellow SEOs and SEMs Google Suggest fascinates me to say the least. I think I am going to be spending more and more time digging into it.