Just very recently, I stumbled on this site called feedreader.com by way of a Google serp where it ranked for content that was mine.
Around the first week of January this year, I posted an article containing the lyrics and chords of my daughter’s recent favorite song on moralde.com. I, of course, googled beforehand to see if there had been any pages already published containing the chords and found none. That precisely was what prompted me to find the chords myself on my guitar and then post it on my blogs with the intent of helping those poor dads out there whose princesses might have tasked them to get the chords of the song.
After the first week, Google’s serp for this phrase remained the same. That is, it still presented sites that don’t have any guitar chords or even at least music notes about the song. In other words, if you’re really looking for the chords of the song, the results that Google was returning were all useless.
In contrast, both bing.com and yahoo.com put my content in number 1 at the first page. And if you check all the entries on first page, it is only right that my page gets the top post because it’s the only one that really contains the chords to the song ‘look how high we can fly’.
Feedreader.com Gets SERP for My Content
Second week was a surprise because google finally returned my content at number 7. But the surprise is that is was not my link. Instead it was that of feedreader.com.
Clicking on it brought me to their site where my page is indeed reflected but its top part contains a thick bar that says ‘Feedreader Browser’ and partly hid my header image.
Here’s more. When I click on some internal links within my blog, e.g. a link to another article, it does bring me to that article but is still framed within feedreader.com. It even has a bar at the foot of the browser that points you to related links, their related links.
I found however that if I right-click on a link and choose to open the link on a new window, or new tab, it breaks free of the frame trap. (This gave me the idea to insert a link on my hijacked content pointing to itself but opening on a new window.)
So, what is this, Google? Does this mean you’re finding my content as the duplicate content and feedreader’s the original? If this is the case, then it’s safe to conclude that Google’s robots are still stupid inspite of the ‘intelligent’ tweaks Google has made on their algorithms. The Penguin and the Panda are not after all really above board.
Or, knowing that feedreader.com is PR 9, with an Alexa ranking of 10551, Google is probably willing to turn a blind eye on scraped duplicate content over such respectable PR ranks.
Other folks online claim that feedreader.com has stolen even their pages’ ranks. Is that possible?
On the bright side, someone chirped that finding your pages which contain internal links within feedreader.com which is PR9 is not that bad considering the backlinks you get from such a high PR site. Make sure though to have your links open in a new window e.g. target=”_blank”.
With that, and at this stage in the life of my blog, I think I’m cool with the status of my blog post within feedreader.com.
How about you? If your content ranks in Google but within the frame of Feedreader.com, what would you do?
NOTE: This is in no way a competitive keyword. This just happened to be the keyword for the content from my blog that’s now ranking for feedreader.com.