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    80,000 hits on irrelevant topic in a page in 1-2 days


    On 3rd of Nov 2012 somebody started this thread : http://forums.hostgator.com/advice-needed-new-account-t214566.html?t=214566 subject "Advice needed on new account".

    I visited it on 5th and when I saw the total views I was stunned to see figure of 80,000( while other threads were having views from 50-300). I even made a post using name of rag_gupta. Then I simply typed in Google India in IE (I work on Firefox) : Advice needed on new account ---- and yes this same page was in no#1 position.

    Subsequently I tried to create similar wording article in Hubpages to see how it'd fare. Unfortunately it was not allowed to be published. Then I published in blogger.com. But hardly any hits.

    Considering only the first two posts in the thread what could have driven google to rank it highly?

    To see the page views: forums.hostgator.com/shared-hosting-support-f7.html . Search for "Advice needed on new account"

    Newbies please excuse from posting in this thread.
    Last edited by rag_gupta; Nov 30th, 2012 at 12:05 AM.
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    It is because they are authority / highly ranked site, even if they do something accidentally, google will take it as something unique and important.

    It happens... big gets biggers ..
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    Ricky! forums.hostgator.com is a subdomain and is not so highly ranked/accessed as is main site or other subdomains(e.g., support.hostgator.com). Moreover it attracts not many posts.

    In short if Google considers subdomain as different site then there are plenty of places (like stackexchange, hubpages) we can post which should rank much better than this small forum forums.hostgator.com( I don't think it gets even 10 new posts daily)
    Last edited by rag_gupta; Nov 30th, 2012 at 12:39 PM.

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