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Addicted To SEO? It's Time To Stop: 5 Techniques You Need To Drop Instantly

Addicted To SEO? It's Time To Stop: 5 Techniques You Need To Drop Instantly | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 | Scoop.it
When you’re doing your site's SEO, you have to be careful. The techniques that used to work will now get you penalized. The techniques that used to be a w
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While SEO experts keep saying that "search engine optimization" is not dead, it's only changing, I am quite happy to see that more and more of the SEO techniques that have been promoted as the "smart" way to make anyone web site more visible, are finally crumbling down one by one.


In this excellent article, Neil Patel, identifies five of them, that carry more big risks than benefits for anyone web publisher still adopting them. These are:


1) Guest Blogging (spammy kind)


2) Incoming Links with Optimized Anchor Text


3) Low quality inbound links


4) Using lots of relevant keywords inside your content


5) Relying more on building inbound links than on creating high-value content



Excellent recommendations for anyone publishing online. It's time for those who have quality ideas and content to regain their due value and visibility, stolen for so long by those who, without either one, invested fanatically in content marketing and search engine optimizing without ever creating real value. 



Useful. Informative. 8/10


Full article: http://www.quicksprout.com/2014/03/28/5-seo-techniques-you-should-stop-using-immediately/





WebMarketingStore's comment, June 1, 2014 9:35 AM
Good one, Robin. We shall learn this, hard as it may be...
Robin Good's comment, June 1, 2014 1:51 PM
Not hard WebMarketingStore. Just an issue of marketing integrity, nothing technically difficult.
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SEO Trends - The Successful Way Forward Is Only One: Produce Good Content

SEO Trends - The Successful Way Forward Is Only One: Produce Good Content | Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0 | Scoop.it
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Andrew Gouty analyzes the history of SEO, while highligthing how increasingly important it is to look less at "SEO tactics" and more at producing truly quality content.


The article cum infographic reviews the main five SEO eras, from the 1994-99 Meta era, and through the PageRank years (2000-2003), the Florida era (2004-2009), the Content Era (2010-12) and the Present Day.


A good, fact-supported overview of what really counts when it comes to content visibility on the web.



Useful. Data-rich. 8/10


Full article + infographic: http://www.raidious.com/content-marketing/the-history-of-seo-effectiveness/ 





Alex McCardell's curator insight, September 19, 2013 5:48 AM

Good content is not just a trend. Communicate effectively for your users/customers = optimised SEO

Alexandra Salzedo's curator insight, September 22, 2013 10:17 AM

Without valuable content the brand risks losing valuable interactions with their community