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    Can't find similar websites?


    Hi,

    I'm working for a real-estate website based out of India. When I do a related query (related:abc.com) search in google it says
    "Your search - related:abc.com - did not match any documents"

    when i do the same query to my competitors websites, it's showing all the similar websites available to it.

    Is it because Google thinks we are not relevant/related to these websites??
    What can I do to increase the relevancy and increase our serps? Plz help.
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    domain? (not in a link)
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    Yes, only the domain is having the issue. When i do for some pages they are working good and few are not.

    Also I just figured that related:apple.com is giving the same error as ours.
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    Originally Posted by seo-realty
    Yes, only the domain is having the issue. When i do for some pages they are working good and few are not.

    Also I just figured that related:apple.com is giving the same error as ours.
    I have check same for my website I found the expected result but as I perform same thing with the apple.com error occurred. According to me, since the Apple's default page contains the image or flash and Google crawlers can't read the image or flash that's why the error may occurred. Is your website too contains the image or flash on its default page?

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    • dzine agrees : Good thinking, but I dunno if that's it
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    HI Kalpart,

    Thanks for the reply, though we don't use flash we have very low content on our home page (same with apple.com)
    So what do you suggest to improve our ranking, should we add more content??
    Is there any other way to tell google that we are working in the same domain as our competitors and thus increase our relevance.
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    The last time I checked (which was many years ago) the related: special search was based on backlinks (if I recall correctly).
    <speculation> You may just need a minimum number of acknowledged backlinks for the related: search to kick in </speculation>
    Is yours a new website with few (external) links pointing to it, perchance?

    The apple.com issue might just be a manual thing.
    I don't believe it's about the flash on the homepage, because there's still some plain HTML code there.
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    Originally Posted by seo-realty
    Yes, only the domain is having the issue. When i do for some pages they are working good and few are not.

    Also I just figured that related:apple.com is giving the same error as ours.
    no, I mean what is the domain so I can look

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