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If goog still scraps their content and no one will visit this sites.....
IMO, Google is making it to where word of mouth is more important than ever.
It's sad, but it is true.
We are going to have to start running our sites exactly like how physical locations are ran. Word of mouth, local (or national, if you can afford it) advertising, and quality service.
Actually, we all should have been doing that anyway.
[edited by: TheOptimizationIdiot at 5:24 am (utc) on Apr 25, 2013]
Because in that type of system people have to actually like a site enough to talk about it rather than clicking on it because it's there and it's way more difficult to build a site people actually like than it is to game a search engine or something along those lines?
I think we all agree with that in principle, but how will the users find the sites?
I keep wishing someone would start a thread on "how to succeed without Google".
My coal merchant doesn't have a website.
Is anyone else seeing a massive update to their SERPs with the new layout?I'm noticing what would be a return to high-normal but I was predicting it. We have keywords on one site that "breath" through the month; one list gives me a positive feeling and the other negative. I've had the "negative" list of keywords on the screen for about 8 days and the lists are starting to swap out so it's hard to tell if there's a higher than normal CTR from SERPs or not but the bounce rate is up slightly.
[edited by: Str82u at 8:14 pm (utc) on Apr 25, 2013]
Is anyone else seeing a massive update to their SERPs
Is anyone else seeing a massive update to their SERPs with the new layout?
I honestly didn't think they could make them any worse however they've achieved it in my sector with flying colours ... congratulations G, I'm astounded!