DIRTY LITTLE SEO TRICKS-ARE THEY WORTH IT!
Using SEO tricks to get your website high rankings in the search engines is one of the most talked about topics circulating the internet these days. And people are trying to beat Google for search engine traffic. Think about this for just a second, Google is a multi-billion dollar company and has some of the best people working for them. How do you think one person or a small team can beat out such a big company? Answer is, you probably can’t and you will be spinning your wheels, wasting your time and money trying to figure all their rules out.
Sure your website might see some traffic for a bit and them blammo, you suddenly start to see a decline. The Google Slap as marketers call it, has beat you. All that work for nothing, and it could actually hurt your site in the long run. I have tried these sneaky little tricks myself on a test website to see how some of these work. I spent a little money, but what I saw was nothing mind shattering. And this was for a keyword with moderate competition.
Google has a set of rules they want every website to abid by and if you break that trust, they will break your website. But you can work with these set of rules and work them to your advantage and I can prove it to you with a website that is ran by one of my good friends.
He has had this site for several years with some traffic, but not what he has seen in the past year. Keep in mind both he and I run our websites using Quansite, which is a wordpress blog platform, but we pay a monthly fee that comes with a ton of features including built in SEO factors. The best thing with this system is you get to focus on your content and not how to fool Google.
What he started doing is ramping up his blog post frequency along with writing good quality content about hot topics in the news. What’s more hot right now than smart phones? In fact he wrote a blog post about the upcoming Samsung Attain and with using NO dirty little tricks is sitting on page 1 of Google. Just a little hint….Google loves fresh content on blogs. Here are some of his stats over the past year:
- Alexa rank from 19,000,000 to 1,273,143
- U.S. rank from 1,600,000 to 215,705
- Google page rank from 0 to 2
- Traffic from almost nothing to 700 visitors a day
- 26% of visitors are new with a returning rate of 74%
Here are some screenshots from his Google Analytics account.
That’s pretty impressive, right? Exactly. And no rocket science involved. At times his website will hit 100 visitors by 10am and this number will continue to grow with no trickery and good solid content.
So this just goes to show you if you work with Google and not against them you can see very impressive results.
What are your thoughts on this hot topic? Speak up and leave a comment on your own experiences.