Name: Nick Bordeau
Location: New York, United States
Originally Posted by PaulW
I wonder how site owners would react if you took all the pronouncements about SEO and links and changed the appropriate nouns to "prospective customers".
"Where do these prospective customers come from?"
"People on social media who don't know you." "Oh."
"People who read fake posts on unrelated forums and are overwhelmed by your message." "Oooh."
"People who see your widgets advertised on blogs about cupcakes and aliens." "Oh, oh."
"Let me see, " says the customer, "these are people who don't know me, don't know what I sell, have expressed no interest in the sorts of things I sell, may have told you in the past to shove what I sell up your arse?"
"Yes, reaching new markets."
Amen, Everyone is making a fuss about the Penguin and Panda updates. But if you bothered to do your job correctly in the first place each update would have significantly helped your website in the SERPs.
Originally Posted by chrishirst
Is that why the site in your signature suggests:
Wow. There it is black and white, SEOs marketing shady link practices! This is why search marketing has such a bad name.
Originally Posted by vultren
What determines quality? That's unique to everyone. Authoritative would be a better term I'd say (I've hear Matt Cutts say the same when giving examples of sites such as CNN or FOX linking to your site).
The only way you are getting a thousand worth while links (probably all blog comments) is if you created or made something viral. Otherwise, you're just a spammer with those numbers.
Authoritative is certainly a better word to use when describing a high profile website, especially when talking about specific niches.
As well again the secret to building links is right here clear as day... VIRAL CONTENT!
This not only pleases the new updates that Google has made but it creates a NATURAL LINK PROFILE, which is the ultimate goal of all internet marketers. I cannot count how many web developers go with the shady link building tactics wasting hours a day, instead of taking one or two to simply make a peace of valuable, viral content to share with their community!!! Do that and maybe some websites will want to link to you and you won't have to go fishing for links all day!
... just my thoughts though
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