whitenight - 11:34 pm on Apr 5, 2007 (gmt 0) Exactly. I can never repeat this enough.
Are we perhaps not placing enough attention on the opposite... ie... the how/what/when that create positive outcomes for certain sites? When we see sites that demonstrate, and hold, big SERP improvements, are we putting enough time into understanding what is different about those sites that causes Google to favour them? I'm talking about in depth review, not just labelling them as spam because they outrank you.
So I give my usual piece of advice.
Don't visit "SEO" boards for 3 months and do nothing but study the ranking sites of 50+ terms.
SEO (and esp. the "mysteries" of G) become incredibly easy when one does this.
Exactly. I can never repeat this enough.