Friday, September 23, 2005 

How to Spam Google and get away with it.

I bet you are eager to find out just how to do this. "Spamming Google" that is, and getting away with it. Maybe you want to try this method out or maybe you are another SEO guy waiting with baited breath to downplay this concept.
Well, I hope you are ready for the answer regardless.

First, let's go over what is “bad Spam”. I'm not entirely sure that there is good spam, but for arguments sake, let’s discuss what you shouldn’t do.

Spam means (according to, “Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail.” Now, search engine spam is different. You can spam by repeating keywords too many times in your site’s content and tags. Hiding text on web pages is also spam. Creating a lot of back links to “bad neighbors” is yet another example of spam. You can also spam by:

Using bad re-directs
Using doorway pages
Cyber squatting
Using micro/mini sites. (sites with 3 or less pages)

Now, I do not support spam, nor do I participate in it. If you come across a site that is spamming, you can and should report them. To report to: Google MSN Yahoo

The type of spam you CAN get away with is content. I know what you are going to say... "Content isn’t spam". It is, I assure you. I write 4 articles a month. I submit them to approximately 130 sites per article. That's over 500 links a month. That is a tremendous amount of links. However, Google does not see it as spam. This is the only form of "Spam” Google permits. Those 500+ articles all create valid backlinks. That's all the search engines accept. There may come a time when the search engines may evaluate these articles to see if they are of “real" content and not generated (which mine are, so no worries there), but as of now, this method is acceptable.

Another way to use this content is with blogs. Search engines tend to favor
blogs over websites. Writing keyword rich content can help pull in some traffic. Remember, choose the name of your blog wisely as this can make or break your blog. Be sure it is a keyword phrase that describes your content in general. You can create as many content rich posts as you would like. The trick is that the content needs to be real content. The keywords should be at least 5% of the overall content. The title also needs to be optimized. I don't advise anyone to write content solely for the sake of having a place for keywords. Think of why you want those keywords to exist and you now have something to say.

You may disagree that this is spam, but indeed it is. I wrote an article earlier this year titled, "Out of Exile: How to get un-banned from Google". On Yahoo, nearly 3,000 sites have pick this article up.
Under any other circumstance, this would be bad SEO. Since this is content (and content that has certainly helped out quite a few people from the feedback I've received), it is allowed. 3,000 links in a few months is spam. No doubt about it. So, Spam away.

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Monday, September 19, 2005 

Should I re-design my site?

Why would my site need a redesign?

There are a lot of reasons your site may need a re-design. Some may be more obvious than others. You may have asked yourself the question: Can my site benefit from a re-design? Hopefully, by the end of this article, you will have an answer. The most common reason to redesign a site is that it's outdated. If your site hasn’t been updated in the last 3 to 5 years you may want to have it evaluated. Some new programming has come out over the last few years. Today’s newer sites have cleaner designs. Some scripts are no longer needed. Newer programming can improve your sites functionality. If your site is an e-commerce site, your code may have too many charters in the query strings. You can benefit from a clean up of those dynamic urls.

Does your site have a plain or “flat” look to it? Are the colors dull and lifeless? How does your site stack up to your competitor’s site? You want your site to appeal to your visitors. If your site looks amateurish, people may be hesitant to buy from you. An attractive layout tells potential customers that you take your business seriously and so should they. Is your site hard to navigate? Have you added links to your menu that are now out of control? Re-designing will help you organize your site for better use by the user. If your site is too confusing and people cannot find what they are looking for, they will leave. Depending on what type of business you are engaged in, there may be thousands of sites just like yours. If potential customers can’t easily navigate to what they need at your site, they will quickly go somewhere else.

Is your site still hosted on a goecities or other free hosting service? Domain names are cheap. Some even come with free or low cost hosting. There is no reason why you should be on a free service. To be taken seriously you need to establish your company name or brand. That starts with a domain name.
Finally, is your site optimized to help you acquire a high ranking on search engines? If not, your site is likely not helping you reach your full potential. Remember, no matter how good or bad your site looks, no matter how easy it is to navigate and no matter how clearly your layout expresses what you have to offer, nothing will come of it unless users actually visit your site.

Think about whether or not your site suffers from:
Bad color scheme
Use of old or bad SEO methods
Confusing layout
Lack of overall optimization. (Save money doing SEO and re-design together)
Long loading times
Unnecessary, old and outdated pages
A programming method that precludes you from initiating your own updates
Non search engine friendly pages

These are just a few reasons to have your site re-designed. There's a lot of improvement that can come out of a site re-design. Ask yourself if these common problem areas may pertain to your site. If they do, you may be losing potential customers or clients. In short, you may be losing money.
After you have your site re-designed, write a press release. Let the world know your site has a new look. If “Mr SEO “does your site re-design, we will distribute your press release for FREE.

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