Edward Jones targeted by Google or De Paul?

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Sep 25, 2008 12:18 am


I found something unusual about the google search available at the De Paul center for sales leadership http://www.salesleadershipcenter.com/ after taking a survey for sales managers. There's a search box on there where you can search either within the site or web and thinking they might work closely with Edward Jones simply keyed in the name expecting to find some commentary from students or faculty. The first thing that popped up was this link http://www.stockbroker-fraud.com/lawyer-attorney-1220716.html?gclid=CL-L79-F9pUCFRxNagodX24q4Q and within that article a link detailing what many of us here already know from last year: 
http://www.stockbrokerfraudblog.com/2007/07/edwardjones_must_pay_75_milli.html
 
I know Google has been known to give oddball 'negative' results on various inputs, can it be that somebody at Google had something to do with a negative vs. a neutral link popping up on my 1st search re: EJ? Successive inputs did not come up with the same thing but consider, the first search result gave only that link from that law firm.
 
 
Sep 25, 2008 2:27 pm

There's an entire body of work on various methods of moving a desired result up the ranks of returned searches in Google.  After all, the higher you are in the list, the more likely people are to click on your site. Worked with you didn't it?

Now, I'm not saying anything of the sort is going on here but when I get a weird result from the GOOG I always think "Who benefits?", "Who's getting paid?", "Is there another reason why this oddball, not very popular site, has all of a sudden rocketed to the top of the charts?"

But then I'm just cynical and suspicious by nature.

Sep 25, 2008 3:00 pm
josephus:

Now, I'm not saying anything of the sort is going on here but when I get a weird result from the GOOG I always think "Who benefits?", "Who's getting paid?", "Is there another reason why this oddball, not very popular site, has all of a sudden rocketed to the top of the charts?"

But then I'm just cynical and suspicious by nature.

Me too, but I thought maybe it had more to do with a disgruntled Google employee since EJ's site and career opp. appear to be popping up allover the place lately.
Sep 25, 2008 3:29 pm

dbsdesk.....correct google just about anything and up pops EJ. Their IT people must be extremely active bidding to have EJ placed in the upper 20 of any category that remotely links to related subjects. Did that pass Compliance