Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Is SEO still alive?

I’m active on several SEO forums and I’m also following SEO specialists and newsletters. For more than a year it looks like there’re no new answers to Google’s wave of updates. After the Panda and Penguin updates a lot has changed. Before these updates low quality backlinks started to get less valuable or even dangerous for your website. Everybody was focusing on high quality backlinks in the form of web 2.0. Then the social media  became hot in the land of SEO. After that we’ve seen all kinds of varieties with web 2.0, blog comments, social media, tier 1, 2 or even 3 backlinks. I’ve seen it all end unfortunately I’ve tried it all. Last October  my website networkmarketingnew.com got sandbagged. I’m glad to tell you that it’s back in the search results but it took more than three months. What did I do to get it back in the SERP’s? I added new content to the website and that’s really all you can do. Of course you can’t continue to build offsite backlinks since that’s the reason the website got sandbagged in the first place.
That being said, I have been looking for new ways to continue SEO for this website. Of course I’ve been looking for high quality and save ways to do that. No matter what forum or what newsletter, I really don’t see anything new. So I started wondering, is SEO still alive? Or did Google really find an answer to fight SEO techniques? When you’re reading this blog post and you really have an answer please share. Don’t use this post to leave your backlinks, it’s old and it has been done so it isn’t worth anything anymore and also it’s irritating ;).