The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread has ongoing chatter about Google ranking shuffles but there is now a new uptick in complaints about Pinterest ranking very well in Google. Some people are saying that Pinterest is pulling a Wikipedia and taking over a lot of the top search results in Google.
SamWest, a senior member at the WebmasterWorld community wrote:
More negative moves. Over the past 3 to 4 weeks my main keyword, that was at #1 for 17+ years has suddenly dropped to position 5.
Replaced by Pinterest, Pinterest and now a huge “Top Stories” block that display news stories totally unrelated to the search query. Isn’t that what the “News” tab is for?
He added a day or so later that Pinterest was totally dominating some of the queries in Google:
Today I saw a search query in my niche return a staggering FIVE consecutive Pinterest results.
I had to double check my URL to make sure I wasn’t stuck on the Pinterest site. Incredible.
That is one major bug on Google right now.
There are several others complaining about this as well in the forum thread.
Have you noticed Pinterest more often in the Google search results? Are spammers taking advantage of the network?
Here is a tweet from Glenn Gabe:
I have no idea what you’re talking about. 🙂 How about 8 of the top 9 listings, plus 7 out of 8 image results. Wow. pic.twitter.com/Qssw6VX9tS
— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) July 31, 2017
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.