webcentric - 12:04 am on Aug 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Just don't go too far to the other side and vilify what isn't necessarily bad.
Yes, my last post had a bit of "throwing out the baby with the bathwater" in it and your points are well-taken and dead on. Your comments also apply to the earlier post about website optimization in general. The fundamentals of good site design you mentioned are some of the cornerstones of a solid Internet marketing effort and whether the goal is to make more money with Adsense or sell more widgets, a properly designed site is a key component. What I call good site design includes those elements of SEO you just mentioned but I simply choose to call them design fundamentals because of all the other nonsense that gets bundled in with the concept of SEO.
I frequent this forum because I'm always looking for insights into Adsense itself. The program is changing right along with the indexes and getting other people's insights on the subject has proven invaluable. If Adsense is the garden and SERPs are the water for the garden, then my intention was to simply focus on planting and weeding the garden and keep the discussion about where to get the water at a distance. Thanks for reminding me where I was headed when launching this campaign.