• guesto

    Google sucks in all fairness. It’s time their domination was brought to an end. They ruin small business, they have destroyed any chance of finding interesting content, and they censor content on a daily basis. In short, google is fast destroying the internet.

  • merne

    Interesting stance. I think this puts “SEO pros” further out of the loop (where they belong). Its far more cost-effective to organize content properly (UX), and deliver it semantically (devs), than it is to spend a butt-load of money on snake oil tactics. No more shitty document outlines because “that is what the SEO company recommended.” The time for “tricking” the system is over. If you have boring content on a boring site, you wont rank well. If you have original content, you get the respect you deserve. SEO “experts” should just re-brand as “copywriters” if they want to keep up.

  • merne

    You are doing SEO wrong if you’re worried about “missing a moving target.” Write original content with semantic markup and you don’t have to worry about the date when your SEO “magic” fails.

  • merne

    lolol. you’re kidding, right? Google go out of business? You must be an SEO “expert”

  • merne

    false. If they ranked well before and poorly now, they were not doing it right. In other words, they were hurting the internet.

  • merne

    no. you couldn’t be further from the truth.

  • Todd

    You go with that meme.

  • Darren

    Great read! Now that Google has rolled out recent interface changes like (http://www.chatmeter.com/google-local-changes-requiring-greater-review-management/) and launched Hummingbird, it will be interesting to see how local search will be affected/evolve. One thing is for sure though, content is still king but it’s so crucial that businesses understand the need to adapt previous strategies.

  • Lindy Thur

    Hi, I have a shop on Etsy, what can I do to get my SEO correct and get my views back. Thank you for any help.

  • http://www.avainfotechseo.com/ Ashish Ahuja

    Without any details of the website I cannot look into the onsite or offsite factors and therefore cannot help you. You can post your website here or If you want to keep the website personal you can email me at avainfotechseo@gmail.com

  • mathewmakio

    I don’t do “SEO” other than creating good content. Thanks for assuming you know everything though.

    Did it occur to you that Google may be wrong in some areas such as sites that have a fair amount of help guides that are similar in nature.

    This is why I’m hit by panda.

    Google expects me to lie, talk crap and twist things upside down so that it is essentially terrible content in order to stop being hit by panda.

  • http://www.bestappspoint.com/ Julia Fernandes

    Agree with you. I also don’t know SEO more than writing a good unique content. Also good content should be like other websites of same category ranking high is search engine. 2 – 3 phrase long keywords in the end and that’s all I know about SEO but once I’ll be hit by Panda, Penguin or Hummingbird, I’ll be told the same story, that your content is not good, or you think your content is good otherwise you are not providing any good to readers and blah blah.

  • Jack

    In connection with that idea, mobile browsing has increased, which also may play into that phenomena. Fore example, if your site is mobile optimized, all the necessary information is right in front and easily accessible and only needs to be confirmed. If not optimized for mobile browsing, often the user will get frustrated and leave. Got to love marketing; it’s all about context.

  • Jack

    In connection with that idea, mobile browsing has increased, which also may play into that phenomena. Fore example, if your site is mobile optimized, all the necessary information is right in front and easily accessible and only needs to be confirmed. If not optimized for mobile browsing, often the user will get frustrated and leave. Got to love marketing; it’s all about context.

  • Jack

    Getting hit by Panda or Penguin might also have to do not just purely with your content but how you’re structured in the back end. Try using SEOquake to get some top-level diagnostics on your site. It also explains what each segment means, so you’re not left wondering what it all means. :)

  • Jack

    Getting hit by Panda or Penguin might also have to do not just purely with your content but how you’re structured in the back end. Try using SEOquake to get some top-level diagnostics on your site. It also explains what each segment means, so you’re not left wondering what it all means. :)

  • snehal shewalkar

    intention-based + local-searched based!!

  • snehal shewalkar

    intention-based + local-searched based!!