• Al Calderon

    Thanks for lengthy but very valuable list.   As a heads up, you have listed number 8 twice.  29 reasons.  Thanks again. 

  • http://www.SEORocket.com/ SEO Rocket

    Bravo! Absolutely! You’ve done a fantastic job of addressing all of the things we have to discuss in every meeting with each new client, including why “it depends” comes up a lot when packaged pricing is requested. I look forward to sharing this one with other members of the team.

  • Larry Chrzan

    Well done! Focusing on the SEO process as well as the costs and return is a critical success for any SEO work. At Blue Horseradish (a Philadelphia area SEO company), our motto is “It’s a process, not a project!”

  • https://plus.google.com/117516344939694258760/about Trond Lyngbø

    Wanted to make something really special this time. My objective with this article was creating a reference for the benefit and enjoyment of all SEO consultants and decision makers out there, not a typical Top 10 List.  Sorry if it was a little looong! :-)
    I promise to behave next time :-)

  • http://twitter.com/MarkKnowles Mark Knowles

    Nice article, thank you.

    On your 8th point I agree. In fact, when someone says “SEO Friendly CMS” and “you” hear “Your SEO is done for you”, you missed it. I am in this space and have seen a lot. “SEO Friendly CMS” should mean that when you need to take control of a rendering, your CMS will let you. It should also be synonymous with, “your CMS won’t insert code bloat or things you didn’t ask for, or can’t change. I have come to the conclusion that “SEO friendly CMS” means that your CMS should let you do your SEO work and never get in your way.

    SEO is not a feature with a checkmark, that says “done”. It’s a list of supported methodologies and techniques that are important to your SEO team. If everything your SEO team needs to do is supported by your CMS, you have yourself an “SEO friendly CMS”.    ;-)

    What does your SEO team need to do to your site(s)?

    Kind and sincere regards, 

    Mark Knowles
    President & CEO
    Pixelsilk, Inc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Hart/1229758293 Jim Hart

    Might want to consider an advertising section for the site. The unanimous appreciation of the other folks selling SEO services speaks volumes. Can be difficult to separate educational content from an outright sales pitch. This one is easily distinguishable.

  • http://www.gg2.net/ Garavi Gujarat

    liked your post and valuable list of SEO, you done a absolutely brilliant work for addressing the ultimate reasons why everyone need SEO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shahbazskhan Shahbaz Khan

    Awesome, Great Article. SEO is not worthless, for those who think that social media or branding is the only thing they need.

  • http://twitter.com/imeco1 Imeco, duurzame ict

    Excellent article. 
    At the beginning i wouldn’t have thought you would reached 28! reasons but after 120 minutes of reading it proofed different :-). Indeed beneficial for seo consultants.

    Thx Trond

  • traart

    Always good to keep learning about organic seo and search engine optimization.

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  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    I think you nailed it right out of the gate–seo is an investment. It’s an investment in the long term success of your website. It’s not a quick win, but it’s well worth the wait. 

  • http://anitaloomba.com/ Anita Loomba

    Great article. SEO is definitely a valuable and important investment for businesses.

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  • http://www.linkworxseo.com Link Worx Seo

    Have not read it yet, will have to set more time aside, but it look’s to be a good one. Will read it when more time is available. Could be one to hang on the wall, agree.

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  • http://www.multilingual-bpo.com/ Alex K

    Great compilation of reason why SEO matters, thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/Ydraw Yinc

    Long but Nice we will see if my clients like it.  http://www.ydraw.com

  • Troy Peterson

    Great article on the necessity of SEO for businesses today.  Whether you are a local business or focused on a broader audience its not a nice to have, but a must have to compete. Our clients and prospects will enjoy. Thank you!  http://localmize.com

  • Ginger Jones

    Loved this post!  Curious, what do you all think when an SEO company promises fast results?  Is that a red flag?  My experience has been that SEO is a process; in many cases a slow process.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H3UNSWLURF2XJZDVUN7ZUP2T64 Elena

    Pardon my ignorance, how does this work in post-Penguin world? Let’s say I have that good CMS and I managed to learn how to write my own meta tags. I have a keyword research tool and I got a hang on it too. Why would I need SEO? I am not a SEO, but I have a high trafficed website that I’ve built myself and grew with it (SEO knowledge-wise), but I still don’t understand why hiring a SEO company is very important. In fact, I would be dead worried about what they are doing. Just like now – so many websites lost their rankings because they thought that link building was a good idea. They were hiring SEOs for that. 

  • http://twitter.com/MercyMathews Mercy Mathews

    I agree that SEO is all important but sometimes it makes sense to outsource it to a professional provider. If it’s done right, it’s great. But if it’s done through black hat means, it can only spell long term disaster. So if you’re outsourcing, it’s best to do your homework so you know what’s really going on. Here are a few more tips on outsourcing SEO- http://www.outsourcetofreelancer.com/TipstoEffectivelyOutsource.html

  • https://plus.google.com/117516344939694258760/about Trond Lyngbø

    Wow!  120 minutes!  That’s almost as long as it took me to write this :just kidding:  Seriously, Imeco, I deeply appreciate your feedback.  Your extended attention is my best reward.  So, thank you.

  • https://plus.google.com/117516344939694258760/about Trond Lyngbø

    Thanks Nick! :-)