Doc has known for many years his vehicle specific fraud awareness website eBayMotorsSucks.com never ranked well in search. So last November he moved it to a subdomain of his docsplace.org domain registered in 1998. He renamed the new blog his former eBay sellers id, and wallah! 🙂
Within 30 days all the blogs articles and static pages were exceptionally well indexed in Google search. Selected index tags and media attachments were indexed as well.
Screenshot of auto.docsplace.org sitemap index report from Google webmaster tools.
When the blog was published under ebaymotorssucks.com it never ranked anywhere close to what it ranked under auto.docsplace.org. Over the years it was speculated that his domain with the word eBay in it was taboo by Google.
This screen video of his blogs search position was recorded back in October 2017. It clearly documents valuable vehicle specific fraud awareness keywords and keyphrases buried many pages down deep in Googles index.
Doc was curious if changing the domain and site name would improve his blogs search visibility. Also it should be noted the two sites were not online at the same time. Doc initiated a 301 permanent redirect and submitted an official Google webmaster tools change of address. The proper method when moving websites.
He had no idea he was about to literally be slapped silly by Google. eBay runs bots crawling for certain keywords and keyphrases. When his new domain started getting mega traffic from search Google lowered the boom on Doc. 😥
Spammy structured markup notification from Google webmaster tools.
Talk about a load of bunk. There is no hidden text or spam tags, or otherwise “spammy, irrelevant, or misleading” on this blog. Every article page is backed up with screen-capture and video evidence. No fake news here folks! 😉
Google has been covering eBay’s butt burying Doc’s eBayMotorsSucks.com website for 13+ years, but an old used car dealer caught Google with their pants down – and their really pissed! 😆
Seller fraud on eBay goes down like this example. Guy sells his iPhone on eBay. Seller ships the phone to the buyer, and thinks it was a good sale. But a few days later buyer files a not as described claim with eBay saying the phone was broken. eBay instructs buyer to return the iPhone to the seller. Buyer sends something back to seller (maybe an old calculator) and sends eBay the return tracking number. eBay then instructs PayPal to refund the buyers money.
Now our example seller is screwed out of his money and iPhone, and is stuck like Chuck. Guy then puts up some form of eBay Sucks website or posts to Medium or other public blog how he got ripped off by eBay and PayPal. eBay’s bot picks up the keywords or keyphrases “eBay PayPal iPhone Cheated Scammed” etc. eBay then requests Google either de-index the post or whole domain, or bury it on page 437. And hijacked account fraud is still ripping off sellers and goes on all the time!
Doc believes eBay Inc has spent Millions going after his website since 2004, and their still at it. So he put the ebms blog, classic phpbb forums, and video server, on this domain. Though it probably will not rank well, it’s still online advising consumers to beware of car scams and sleazy sellers.
Doc was the 1st Tampa Bay FL area motor vehicle dealer to sell cars on eBay back in 1999. Maybe he should wright a book with all his eBay observations since then. Not a bad achievement for a retired used car dealer and mechanic turned webmaster.
Doc talks about Donald J Trump Making America Great Again by lowering taxes increasing jobs and more. He gives his two cents worth on eBay seller return fraud. Google webmaster censorship, and how bad their YouTube sucks! 🙁
Oh well.. As usual.. Just my two cents worth.. 🙂