This morning’s thought: “I now need to go back and look at all my recent SEO work.”
I like the competition of search. Every day is different and you have the ability and or the chance to “win” so to speak. It’ similar to watching the standings in Major League Baseball. Some days you may gain on the competition, other days you lose ground, and still others, nothing changes.
That’s the nature of competing against Google and it’s algorithm changes. It’s cat and mouse. The pursuer and the pursued. That’s why any article or blog post that talks about Google and search engine optimization has to be paid attention to. Sometimes, and I mean sometimes, there can be nuggets or threads of truth that can help you get a leg up on two targets that are constantly moving in the digital space. The customer and Google search.
How fun and frustrating can it get? Well, to the extent that after reading a post from Search Engine Land that Google would neither affirm no refute titled Ex-Googler: “To Please Google With Your SEO, Forget About SEO”, I started this post with that opening thought.
It’s OK, it happens all the time and actually as an “SEO’er” you should of kind of always be thinking that way anway-How can you improve organic search rankings? When you’re done reading the Search Engine Land post, go over to Forbes and read a pretty good article as well on SEO titled, The 6 Basic Components Of A Strong SEO Strategy For Online Retailers. It ties and supports the other post better and as recent as I’ve seen in quite a while in regards to what you need to think about when it comes to SEO.
It’s all good though. All of it keeps you on your toes. With that said, go read both posts in their entirety. Below are some of the soundbites that got me thinking.
At this stage a webmaster is out of his mind to still rely on techniques that were common practice 8 months ago.”
…don’t dismiss directories completely.
and the best one of all…
Relevance is the new PR.”
It’s funny – it seems that Google is finally catching up to MY idea of SEO. Pure white-hat, valuable content that speaks directly of the topic. No fluff in the work that I do. Keep up the great work trying to convince others that there is no magic bullet to get your website to the number 1 slot!