Content WAS king

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  1. charliegrumples profile image41
    charliegrumplesposted 6 years ago

    but the latest panda update indicates that minimal copy may be the way to go .. oh and no ads on your site either please! … important/

    1. Greekgeek profile image88
      Greekgeekposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Consider the source of that article.

      It's a blog post by an affiliate marketer who's trying to teach us "how to make money online" using affiliate links, with a blog that's peppered with more affiliate links than useful content. He's even got affiliate links for a dating site, and he claims that clicking the Google +1 button on his blog will win you some secret "Killer Affiliate Tactic". Riiight.

      He complains Google's algorithm isn't rewarding good content, then complains that Google is giving high rankings. Whatever else one might say about CNN, I think it's fair to conclude that CNN produces content read by a heck of a lot of people because of its content.

      He states right at the beginning of the article that he doesn't understand the Google algorithm or recent changes.

      He throws out two guesses about what Panda 3.4 might be about -- keyword stuffing and advertising -- but they're just guesses. He doesn't go to Google to find out what Google said Panda 3.4 was about. He doesn't do any research to discover what those changes actually did (Hint: is one of several sites that have gotten clobbered by Panda 3.4).

      He does cite one example of a search anomaly, but he has no evidence that recent algorithm changes are why it's ranking as well it does. Rather, a quick check with Open Site Explorer suggests that Google's algorithm failed to spot  that particular blog's 9000+ backlinks as unnatural. Just because one particular backlink spammer has escaped recent changes that have nuked rankings for a LOT of backlink spammers doesn't mean that Google is now rewarding that kind of spam.

      That's like saying, "Here's someone who played Russian Roulette but didn't shoot himself in the head" as evidence that playing Russian Roulette contributes to a long life.

      Here's a detailed case study How Garbage ranks in the SERPs... except, of course, that site only ranked for about six months before Google caught it and penalized it. Based on that study, I will make the bold prediction that the anomaly AFFhelper just pointed out will disappear from page 1 of Google within 6 months.

      However, I salute AFFhelper for his headline-writing skills, which induced you (and probably many other people) to link to his blog. He's doing the best he can to get traffic through minimal copy. I betcha I can get more traffic with better content, though. smile

      1. Dale Hyde profile image85
        Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Wow...great review there, Greekgeek! Saves me the time of clicking in on that link! Love the way you broke it all down in your review. Job well done!  You have quite the eye for such things and I am envious!

      2. charliegrumples profile image41
        charliegrumplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Doh .. I really got suckered in there didn't I !!! :-)

      3. Bedbugabscond profile image99
        Bedbugabscondposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I clicked the link, too! I should have read Greekgeeks post first. In my opinion content is still kind and always will be!


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