When Will We Realize Google is Censoring Results and Hiding Quality Sites like SEOBook and GrayWolfSEO
This disavowing and link removing is a total waste of time. How many small businesses must Google destroy before users say "enough" and stop using their search engine? How many top thought leaders' sites will not appear in search before users realize what they are losing by allowing Google's monopoly to continue?
Here are some examples that SEOs should understand. Have you not ever wondered why SEOBook and GrayWolfSEO do not come up in search results for SEO topics? Do you not care about their opinions? How many even notice they don't come up? I do not remember seeing either of those sites in Google's serps for years now.
If you do a site:theirdomain.com search you will find them. But try this. Aaron recently wrote about "disavow and link removal" so plug that into Google and look for his post. Didn't find it? You won't (unless Google reads this and changes what they're doing). Google has judged SEOBook "not worthy" and will not show his posts. In fact - for that search I'm only showing TWO pages of results. (I attached pg 2 so you can see that is all there is - and I can send anyone screen captures of both pages as I see them right now.)
Google hides sites because they can. THEY decide whose wisdom can be easily found and whose does not show up in searches unless you use the site:domain command to find them. We should be working to get some search engine alternative to be as good and then promoting the heck out of it. Is there one? If we do not stop this trend less and less truth will be found online except by those wise enough to seek it out by alternative means.