• Allyn Hane

    Solid advice Eric. It’s really a “way of thinking” that you are getting at here and while I believe that experience in SEO practice will help fine tune the gray matter, I also believe maturity as a human is a key in rolling with the changes and adapting along the way. It’s one thing to “have 3 clients and a blog” and think you rule the world at the age of 19, and it’s quite another to have gray hair that indicates a lifetime of experiences applied to work on the web.

  • http://www.ericward.com/ Eric Ward

    Just for Men makes a lovely shade of chesnut that I’m thinking I may need very soon.

  • http://www.seoworks.com/ Mike van der Heijden

    Fantastic methodology Eric! If more SEO’s took such a consistent way of deciphering the impact of search algorithm changes I’m sure instead of spikes in “SEO is dead” posts we’d actually get some people posting some very interesting insights!

  • http://twitter.com/truewebpresence TrueWebPresence

    These new changes are a boon for real content marketers. It’s as simple as focusing on the user experience. The rest will follow. If you appeal to real people, first and foremost, Google will find you. If not, it’s Google’s loss. Cheers!

  • http://www.ydeveloper.com/e-smart-ecommerce-suite.html eCommerce

    Good post.

  • Shubhangi

    just hats off to Eric and his way of analyzing search algo and quality changes made by google now and then .

  • Krishna Chaitanya

    Generally it take some good amount of analytic skills! it will take a little bit more time too! how every you made the whole things simply by this ! thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Burkey-Devitt/100001226532768 Burkey Devitt

    the number of changes they make is insane, and then consider that not everyone gets the same search results—it really is starting to seem like starting a business on the web could really be a hair-pulling experience. I feel bad for people trying to keep up who get decimated by the changes.