TheOptimizationIdiot - 6:50 am on May 4, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: TheOptimizationIdiot at 7:42 am (utc) on May 4, 2013]
Clients didn't like to hear what I had to say which was look at your analytics reports because running keyword reports is a waste of time, just see which keywords are generating traffic and simply focus on those and maybe not so much on those that don't.
Seriously, you'd tell someone that? Oh no.
Sure, you might like to be on the big keywords, but if you can find 100 other keywords that rank easily then go for the low hanging fruit and fig in hard before someone else notices.
Low hanging fruit? Uh, that's not what SEOs do. Sorry, "real" SEOs go after the big stuff. It almost sounds like you're saying to do something unique, or way better than everyone else in a niche and take it away from the "spammers" and "dime a dozen" sites... You'd really tell someone that? Wow, that's not SEO at all! Is it?
If you didn't like me giving away the farm before, you're gonna hate this dose of reality...
You're absolutely right. Would you please just retire and stop with reality, because that's not what people want. Really, I've been around long enough to know people want the real SEO information they don't care if reality is different, they want SEO, that's it.
Really, people who want SEO don't want reality, because everyone who wants SEO knows spending $1000s going after "the money terms" is way better SEO than spending a minimal amount and going after the low hanging fruit that generates the same income from less expense, so please, stop trying to feed people your "stuff that works to make more money and rank better overall than the competition" drivel and retire. You're not an SEO any more if you don't think KWD and going after the "money terms" like everyone else does are the most important things.
Really sorry to have to tell you, but you've totally "lost the point" of SEO, it seems, because it's not easy and you have to be super technical and build all kinds of links to make anything at all in this game.
I mean everyone knows there's no way to rank for multiple phrases over a major brand's domain without a ton of links. You can't just put up an EMD for one phrase that ends the search more often than not and expect to rank #1 for a number of phrases related to the EMD for over half a decade without a single update to the site, because that's just not possible.
You need links. EMDs are penalized. The only way to over come the EMD penalization is by building links or redirecting, because if you don't build links you can't possibly rank in the first place and if too many off-site links have the phrase, then you definitely tank, especially if the links are only spammy scrapers.
* Everyone knows the preceding, and I don't really have an EMD for one phrase that's going on 6 years old that's been at #1 for multiple phrases since about a week after launch without a single link, except scrapers and a twitter (nofollowed) link because it ends the search. EMDs are penalized and need to be redirected, and besides, for any site to rank in the first place over all the PageRank the other sites have it needs links. I know, because that's what everyone (including any "real" SEO) will tell you.
And I'm not being at all sarcastic again, alright?
Thanks for understanding.
Glad you got the point of the last one incrediBILL. I hope no one else gets either of them ;)
[edited by: TheOptimizationIdiot at 7:42 am (utc) on May 4, 2013]