dsforeman - 1:28 pm on Oct 31, 2005 (gmt 0)
I have been doing this a long time. SEO is bull#*$!. You Get what you pay for. Google has a vested interest in makeing SEO guessing game where nobody wins. SEO will get you some results but the expense and time required are only worth it if you have done your homework with Adwords. Most of the time I do SEO and Adwords on the same keywords 80% of my traffic comes from Adwords. Even when I have a #1 ranking in natural search most of my traffic comes from adwords. The key to adwords is knowing what you are doing. If you have a high margin item you have to ask yourself why you would want to give up any traffic at all to a competitor? Secondly you have to ask yourself why Google now has three adwords ads running at the top of the page this year as opposed to two last year? SEO is a fun and exiting game that involves considerable risk. To get a high rank you must rent text links. Renting text links is a risky process because Goolge clearly does not like this. If your product is a high margin product I will work for you on a pay per lead basis.