28Apr

Follow The Views: 2 Statistic Driven Methods Of Keyword Research

Write for the reader they say, forget about keywords they say, it’s all about engagement they say…

Well I am going to call bullshit on what “they” say because while those things are all well and good, keyword research has lost none of its potency and importance when it comes to selecting the correct niches and actually driving enough traffic to make a genuine living online.

There are countless guides on keyword research out there but what I’ve got for you today are two methods that I’ve hardly ever seen or heard others talk about.

These methods are driven by some degree of statistical evidence and backed up with further investigation.

I’m not one for too much filler in my posts so let’s just jump in with the first method.

Read More About My Methods

10Apr
SEO case study

9 Reasons To Take SEO Case Studies With A Pinch Of Salt

I like a good SEO case study as much as the next person, partly because they inspire and encourage those of us trying to rank our own sites, but I always try to read them with a level head and take their results with a pinch of salt.

The reason being is that I know how very unpredictable the Google search results can be and how what works for one site does not always work for another.

Here are my 9 reasons why you should take a slightly skeptical view of any SEO case studies you may read and not rush out to implement exactly the same tactics on your sites. These hold for both white hate SEO and the more “unnatural” approaches that one might employ.

Click To Read The 9 Reasons

7Apr
Steve

Hi Google, have you got a minute?

Google

Sure Steve, what can I help you with?

Steve

I have a new page to show you.

Google

Cool, I love to crawl new pages, let’s have a look.

Steve

Great, here it is – http://www…

Google

Wow, that’s a really nice page!

Steve

Thanks, I thought you’d like it. Did you see the links in the content?

Google

Yeah those provide great value to the user because they are so relevant to the page and to the linked pages too.

Steve

Pleased to hear it.

Google

Those other site owners will be pleased too because I’m going to give them a nice little boost in the rankings.

Steve

Oh good for them, I just linked to them because they are so useful.

Google

Yeah they are and that’s what the web is all about.

Steve

Thanks, speak to you later.

Google

Bye Steve, thanks for letting me know about that new page.

Steve

No problem, cya.

Google

xXx

Steve

Idiot; what he doesn’t realise is that I own one of the sites I linked to! Thanks for the nice bump in ranking G!

Google

What’s that Steve, you still there?

Steve

Nothing, nothing… just talking to myself.

Google

Oh ok.

Steve

He he.

5Apr

“ The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we're a long, long ways from that. ”

- Larry Page -
27Mar

Ask and you shall receive!

After surveying my email list, I found that many people wanted me to start my own blog on which to publish my lessons about SEO and private blog networks in particular.

There will be lots more besides with inspirational quotes, cool videos, images and possibly some podcast thing of some sort.

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