Monthly Archives: July 2011
Let’s start with understanding what Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) is in the first place. Now, to be honest, I have seen many SEO experts and IT professionals confused both the terms ‘semantic keywords’ and ‘LSI keywords’. But nonetheless, they are vastly different from one another.
If you have been closely following Google over the last few years, you know how infamous the big G is when it comes to unprecedented and sudden algorithm changes and updates. It has literally kept the webmasters running around to chase the tail of the Google SEO secret that gets you high up on the search engines results.
To put it into a list, here’s what Google SEO webmasters saw over the last few years.
2003-05-01 – “Fritz” update
2003-05-16 – “Florida” update
2007-01-25 – Google Bombs “defused” update
2009-02-20 – “Vince” update
2010-05-01 – “Mayday” update
2011-02-24 – “Panda” update
2011-05-10 – “Panda 2.1″ update
2011-06-16 – “Panda 2.2″ update (Source: ToddNemet.com)
“Google built its business on the strength of algorithms that yield speedy results. The company constantly refines those formulas, and sometimes takes manual action to penalize companies that it believes use tricks to artificially rise in search rankings. Recently, it has cracked down on retailers J.C. Penney Co. and Overstock.com Inc. Google acknowledged it “can and should do better” to beat back sites that “copy content from other websites” or provide information that is “just not very useful” but are ranked highly anyway.” (Source: Wall Street Journal)
The latest and most popular one was the Google Panda or Farmer update. It literally took the whole SEO world by storm. Enhancing the focus more on quality, it modified almost eleven percent of its SERP rankings.
Another change is coming pretty soon. Check out the video below.
Recently, I wrote how the whole method of article marketing has changed and the following video just proves that.
So what has article marketing ended up to? NOTHING!
People steal content from there. Hardly ever anyone republish your content legally. Your backlinks don’t count that much. Your direct traffic fizzle out.
Bad for article marketers indeed!
It sounds as if a great dynasty is coming down soon. To speak the truth, we fear the age of article marketing domination is going to be over soon.
Recently I was reading in a James Martell article how article marketing may soon be off the map. He has led us through a strong argument and the moral of his story was article marketing is spam. And truly it is.
Just look at the number of crap articles that are submitted in the article directories regularly. Thousands churned out from some run-of-the-mill spinning machines (as though) and vomited in these article directories. I pity them!
I’m always amazed at how few writers know about this opportunity ― or how many have misconceptions about it.
Yet it’s probably one of the easiest ways to make money writing on the side with minimal effort.
You simply follow a few guidelines and voila! You’re done with the assignment.
And the best part?
A guest post by Christopher Foster from The Happy Seeker
I’ve been a writer all my life and one of the things I love about this ancient activity is that you can do it at any age. The forms you use to express yourself as a writer may change — but the opportunity to let your own authentic spirit and imagination be set free through you via the written word remains the same.
I wrote my first story in an old scrapbook when I was a seven year old kid in the early days of the bombing in London in World War II. I still remember the magic I knew as I let my imagination roam while writing an enthralling tale about three young people on a journey of exploration.