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And second, remember that your site may be in a very different situation than the sites whose success stories you read about. You history affects your present situation and it has for several years.
Do you mean that Google might allow certain sites to get away with some violations of its guidelines, but penalize other sites for the same violations?
[edited by: RP_Joe at 5:54 am (utc) on Aug 29, 2010]
And most of the very bad SEO I have seen comes from the cheap SEO "experts" from that same country.
And still they write blog articles ;( There's a lot of regurgitated second and third hand learning being spread today - and it's even being sold to clients.
even if you TRY to explain what you're seeing, it gets misunderstood and seriously misapplied by people who think they understood
but I honestly think a lot of the bad SEO advice comes from people who feel true enthusiasm about the fact that in a world where the old economy is tanking, there's real opportunity here, and that the important part is giving advice at all.
What is the MOTIVE behind sharing that SEO advice?
G employs some of the smartest brains on the planet and I cannot imagine how any SEO firm can compete with them in the long run
[edited by: tedster at 8:59 pm (utc) on Sep 1, 2010]
When some guy comes along and says I can double your earnings and will only charge you half of that increase when it happens, then stop and listen.
I see lots more to SEO, like fixing server issues, modifying the CMS, knowing when the stats are inaccurate and discovering how to correct that, consulting for corporate change so that all areas of an enterprise that touch the website can collaborate effectively... I could go on and on.
When some guy comes along and says I can double your earnings and will only charge you half of that increase when it happens, then stop and listen
[ Tedster, G employs some of the smartest brains on the planet and I cannot imagine how any SEO firm can compete with them in the long run.