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Guest Post Counterpoint to “Social Signals and Algorithm Changes – Industry Dependent?”

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An SEO friend, Alec, emailed me after reading my theory on a “relativity factor” in the Google algorithm. He had to respectfully disagree and explained why. I loved his point of view and asked if I could post his thoughts here as a guest post. He also has an intriguing article on the side effects of too much sleep over at the Healthy Way. Check out his side of the discussion and let me know your thoughts in the comments…

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I just ran across your last post and being my usual contrary self, I have to disagree with you when you say a “one-size-fits-all approach wouldn’t work.” In this case I think it would. Market forces make it more equatable and eliminate the need for “fair metrics relative to [each] industry”. Besides since when is G fair? (but that is another discussion)

Big G wouldn’t necessarily have to have another algo factor for movers or any other industry (isn’t each industry unique?) as the industry itself will create their own relative effect on one another’s rankings by their willingness or ability to participate in each of the ranking factors.

Here is what I mean: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Daniel

September 27, 2011 at 10:11 am

Social Signals and Algorithm Changes – Industry Dependent?

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During my rabid consumption of SEO knowledge in the form of podcasts, webinars, and blog posts, I’ve come to the conclusion they’re all wrong.

Not entirely, and not necessarily individually. But as a whole, if you combine all the suggestions & theories, they’re very one-size-fits all. I hear over and over again “social is important,” “You gotta build a Facebook community of thousands of followers around your brand,” “keywords in the URL are on the out,” “get your url tweeted & re-tweeted.”

From what I’ve seen in the moving industry, these are not true for everyone. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Daniel

September 8, 2011 at 9:57 am

Twitter Grows, I Blow My Nose

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I picked up a cold that seems to be going around. It involves the lovely hacking cough, head ache, sore throat, sneezing and nose blowing that we all vehemently strive to stay away from throughout the winter months. It feels like I’m moving through it faster than some of my friends and co-workers, though – Hallelujah!

I was thinking about it, and if I did need to call in sick to work for a day or two, I’m not sure how restful that would be considering how connected we all are all the time. With the advent of Google Buzz, and the incredible growth of Twitter, more and more people are spending more Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Daniel

February 16, 2010 at 3:53 pm

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