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    News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    The website of Interflora UK is banished from Google search results.
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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    I`d love to know how hard their profits have been hit by this.

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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    It's interesting how a search for "Interflora" doesn't yield their website in search results, but it does appear in the sponsored ads at the top. Google appears to be saying "we don't approve of your aggressive SEO, but we're happy to take your ad money". Of course, ads and results are two separate things, so maybe there'll eventually be repercussions for Interflora in ads... wait and see.
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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    Google has to take a hard line against SEO, afterall many people suggest SEO is better value than adwords, because some people are tuned to ignore the adwords.

    If google don't stomp people paying money to get a higher rating, how will they make money?
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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    No I completely agree in that sense - paid-for SEO, beyond having well marked up content etc, is a joke.
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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    Fair enough, Google are basically saying "If you try to manipulate our search engine then we'll take you off it, play by the rules of inclusion or don't be included".

    Trust in search results is pretty important.

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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    Serves them right....although I doubt it will harm them in the long run
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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    Just done a search on the terms 'Interflora UK'.

    The petals came up third entry down - linked back to this article!

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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    Good thing they've drawn enough attention to get news articles instead of search results then

    And yeah - Hexus almost single-handedly undoes google's smack down

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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    That's strange - I've just Googled 'send flowers' and 'Interflora'and both preent Interflora as the first result.
    Either this story is poorly researched or Google's punishment doesn't last long.
    What are other people's experience?

    And no it's not a cached result - as my Mum and wife will attest - no flowers ordered online ever. :-/

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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    Not sure what you used but using both the things you said 'worked' I didn't get any search results for interflora.
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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Not sure what you used but using both the things you said 'worked' I didn't get any search results for interflora.
    Just did a search for "flower delivery glasgow" and "interflora" comes up in the related searches. Oh, and I also get Interflora at the the top of the ad placement.

    If I just search for "flower delivery" I get a local company (because I've allowed Google to use my location) with "Interflora Florist" in the title as the second result.

    I'm going to agree with kingpotnoodle - if Interflora have been found to have tried to "game" the system, then they need to be punished. Otherwise, what's to stop others doing even more flagrant abuse?

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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    No hits for, are you sure it wasn't a sponsored link scunc?

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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    Must be me then as I tried all of that I still don't get any reference to Interflora at all apart from in related searches but even clicking in there doesn't show it.

    Maybe its because I am using GOOGLE chrome? lol
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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    I get very few results now, the highest being Interflora's twitter feed on page 2...
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    Re: News - Interflora UK’s petals plucked by Google

    top of list on my search for interflora

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