bwnbwn - 7:28 pm on Jun 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
The last 4 months of posting has been interesting. I will link to some post that validate what I am about to post. I quit some time ago posting on how to rank because it allows the SE's to develop or counter the way we/I might rank a site. With that said 3 years ago I changed everything with the sites I work and the sites our company uses to generate revenue.
There is a new post in Google forum
I said here in a thread when the P2 launched.
I felt this was coming. The SEO we did 5/10 years ago to help rank a site is now considered BH. Call it WH at the time the fact is we manipulated the serps and this is BH. The recent update confirmed this.
I looked into Branding and how I could develop and implement a program that slowly built Brand awareness to our products. I moved away from the traditional methods and went back to ole school. I quit all linking, I quit all anchor text linking, I quit everything that worked 5/10 years ago and built our Brand. Our Brand is our product our Brand is our domain, our Brand is our business. This was developed through traditional advertising, trade shows, blogs I host, forums I post in, advertising we do on and off the net, and other marketing methods I might have left out.
I have an never will use the disallow Google linking tool. This just tells Google I screwed up and got caught. I don't or can't worry about all the websites ripping our content. I developed a Brand that was strong enough to beat any of these leaches, just like all the Brands you see in the serps today.
I see so many poor me and Google bashing post here, but what these people failed to see or do was build their BRAND. They continued to do what worked in the past. Well the past is over deal with the present and future. Look and listen to the Google employees (without having a chip on your shoulder) If you can't then the net is over for you, if you are open adapt to the new ranking, adapt your SEO/SEM, build a Brand presence because if you don't IMO your TOAST, done, over, find another deal, and forget about blaming Google that is BS.