5 July 2007

Why pay for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

I see so many services out there … and people paying some serious big bucks for such services… seriously though … i think if you build correctly … write original stuff then they will come …

I am not sure why it bothers me … and I can see the rational for paying big bucks for it … it’s all about ROI … but if you really cared you would have hired someone to build your website correctly … and write original content …

ofcourse there are going to be already saturated markets … and then maybe that will be harder to break into … even so just build your website correctly…

The three things i have found help tremendously

1. semantic code is _key)
2. headers (H1,H2..) are your friends
3. url structure is also your friend “?q=54&g=tt” will get you no where

Then of course there are links to you and from you … so build some good relationships …

This website is just my personal play ground but when i look on google sitemaps or google analytics i am very happy with where i rank … and i didn’t pay anyone …

some google samples on this site …

  • 1 out of 1,000,000 (css+gallery+roundup) view »
  • 1 out of 1,720,000 (beth+page+black+course+pictures) view »
  • 1 out of 315,000 (statues+mount+auburn) view »
  • 1 out of 408,000 (jamaican+slippers) view »
  • 1 out of 462,000 (henna+little+girl) view »
  • 1 out of 859,000 (decorative+rope+photo) view »
  • 2 out of 2,340,000 (little+girl+jamaica) view »
  • 2 out of 2,610,000 (css+link+style+in+flash) view »
  • 4 out of 2,180,000 (boston+street+cleaning) view »
  • 6 out of 1,400,00 (magnetic+bullet) view »
  • 6 out of 545,000 (mootools+slide) view »
  • 7 out of 1,030,000 (mirage+sexy) view »
  • 8 out of 1,700,000 (javascript+slide+puzzle) view »
  • 9 out of 55,7000 (bethpage+black+course+pictures) view »
  • 10 out of 136,000,000 (girl+house) view »
  • 11 out of 2,880,000 (image+fade+in) view »
  • 12 out of 1,940,000 (javascript+fade) view »
  • 13 out of 1,750,000 (javascript+fade+text) view »
  • 13 out of 2,340,000 (css+galleries) view »
  • 14 out of 2.370,000 (meet+the+greens) view »
  • 15 out of 1,410,000 (jamaican+postcard) view »
  • 22 out of 1,160,000 (photo+of+a+jamaican+beach) view »
  • 28 out of 25,200,000 (css+gallery) view »
  • 42 out of 8,960,000 (tiny+url) view »

 

I agree. Everyone is talking about SEO like it is rocketscience. Still when I try to find some useful material about it, it is always the same thing over and over again. Keywords, keywords, optimize ULR, H1,H2, etc. I am sure, content is the absolut main factor. Steve Pavlina is the best example. I think SEO services seems to be way too expensive, unless these guys really know some extreme secrets (Which I guess often will be BlackhatSEO, which is something I don´t want to get into anyway). Write unique content, and people will come.

2007-07-05
Jakob Dupont Knudsen

Jakob, thanks for commenting … content is key … but make sure it well formatted … not all your content can be absolutely unique …

2007-07-05
Daniel Bulli2

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