Comments on: Slide Deck & Notes from My SMX Advanced Google Survivor Preso SEO industry Thoughts and Rants Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:21:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: Etch A Deal Sat, 07 Apr 2012 16:18:22 +0000 Great post Alan. I took your advise from twitter and went through your articles. Now I have to figure out how to implement some of the things you suggest :)

Thanks once again.

By: Jamal Mon, 12 Sep 2011 15:37:51 +0000 I got slammed by the Panda myself aswell…

I have been looking for ways around the Google Panda update and I conducted a whole bunch of experimenting on my own websites.
Right here are a couple of tips to consider:

1) reduce bouncerate on your web sites
2) remove/nofollow/noindex thin and poor quality pages
3) boost Click Through Rate in the search results (E.g implement crazy call to actions and things inside your page titles)
4) give more value with your site (maximize visitors onpage time)
5) interlink your site with optimized anchor texts
6) use a privacy policy, bulletpoints, paragraphs, subtiles, images, address/phone number, SSL, google maps location, contact us, about us etc etc (every “achievable” added quality factors you can think of)
7) Achieve more quality backlinks with good anchor text variation.

Link-building has to be done in a very diverse and consistent fashion.

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By: Seo Roma Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:00:04 +0000 Thanks for sharing Alan

I agree with Anthony “..sustainable SEO is the only way to go.

By: Luke Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:49:57 +0000 Well that will keep me occupied for some time with guys on my forum analyzing ! Thanks !

I would to know more about no follow experiments. I have seen one so far. (and site moved up)
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By: Alan Bleiweiss Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:34:49 +0000 I agree Anthony – the lion’s share of responsibility falls on consultants and agencies. We’re the ones saying people need our services. Site owners stumble into the concept of SEO.

By: Scott Mon, 20 Jun 2011 18:51:14 +0000 Well presented, overflowing with seo wisdom.

By: Anthony Piwarun Mon, 20 Jun 2011 18:01:09 +0000 Thanks for sharing Alan – would have been a great session to attend.

You mention the several common factors that you see in sites given the “myopic seo” treatment and say they’re done by either a consultant, agency, or site owner. Unfortunately for our industry, I think it’s about 90-95% consultant / agency that does this. Time and time again I speak to potential clients that have been burned by a consultant / agency in the past and while it’s terrible to see their traffic tank after an update like Panda, I think it helps those in our industry that practice “sustainable” SEO.

As the Panda updates roll out 1, 2, 2.2, etc., it will weed out the spammy SEOs that still optimize like it’s 2003. It’s quite obvious that content & UX is becoming more and more important, so sustainable SEO is the only way to go.
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