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Does Google hate MobyGames?

Whenever I google the name of a game, among the top results there will be the Wikipedia entry (though Wikipedia is a lousy resource when it comes to games), the official website, if there is one, or a Facebook page or Twitter account, a specialized wiki, if there is one, maybe some newspaper articles, even the IMDb entry. But not MobyGames. If I want to go to the MobyGames entry, I have to add it to the search terms.

What’s going on here? After all, MobyGames is still the prime resource when it comes to games.


One response to “Does Google hate MobyGames?

  1. Daniel Saner February 23, 2013 at 15:30

    I noticed that too. You get the usual suspects first (Wikipedia, IGN, Gamespot, GameFAQs etc., the ones with the most traffic) then a lot of YouTube results, and interestingly, usually all the warez sites before MobyGames appears. It definitely seems like it is deliberately ranked down by Google, especially considering that almost all Wikipedia entries on games link to the corresponding MobyGames page.

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