> I honestly can't understand this SEO craziness. Why are there notIn music, it is not only important to play all the notes, but also,
> Google guidelines (maybe I missed them) that say.
all of the rests.
> "Don't bother with keyword metas. They are a relic and best leftWhy not spend your time writing what people should do and not what
> ignored. Why not spend your time writing more content for your users
> or improving the features on your site."
I'm not trying to be rhetorical, just trying to point out that usually
> I know Google is the greatest engine. It's the only one I everOf course.
> personally use but you can't just disregard the millions of people
> that use the other big engines.
> If keyword metas are still importantI don't know of a single engine that mentions in too much detail how
> to them, then you need to pay some attention to their needs.
they use any particular signal. I would think they would talk more
about things that are more important to ranking and being good search
bait than spending time on little things that likely don't matter as
> I feel the current Google engine / method will eventually die a death"Community" is anarchy. I don't see community based systems having
> to a more community based system.
the cohesion they would need.
> (I believe Wikia is taking thisI don't see how one follows from the other.
> approach) When you keep everything computed, ultra secretive and have
> really vague guidelines you're going to prevent a lot of worthwhile
> sites from ever being found.
We're not talking about fairy tale princes turned to toads. If you
> A site doesn't need hundreds of links toExactly.
> be useful.
> Or have huge amounts of content. I know - I've built them!I don't know about "huge amounts", I try to hit "enough" though. ;-)
> In the transition period, between methods, it would make sense to doAssuming there is a transition. They will both be used, or not,
> one community powered search and one computationally powered search.
depending on their facility. If a tool is useful for a given task, it
will more than likely get used over a tool that is not.
> Does anyone use Foxmarks? It synchronises and backups bookmarks onlineOh, so you mean like instead of having backlinks, you have backlinks,
> with one account that is usable on numerous machines. The idea is to
> not only provide this handy functionality but also to build a bookmark
> map that will help quantify the quality of any given URL. Once the
> user base is at a sufficient size and variety of course.
but call them bookmarks?
> The more sites that come online the worse the whole problem becomes.I don't know that it makes searching near impossible although I would
> Interestingly enough I've seen forums suffer from what can only be
> described as data flood. It makes searching near impossible. The same
> thing is happening with standard web searches.
agree that it makes the result of searching much more dependent on how
> Please don't get me wrong. I love Google! They are the only giant that:-()
> have any idea how to make huge amounts of money without seriously
> pissing people off. As opposed to Microsoft who are world renowned
> I just hate this constant greyness. i.e. there is no right or wrong,There is no black nor white, only shades of gray.
> you guess and if you guess wrong, well... you guess again.
> This isYou're going hate this one, "if it were easy, everyone would be doing
> both time consuming and infuriating.
> I guess Google is more a friendI think that has been their plan and goal from the outset. I don't
> to the searcher than the publisher.
begrudge them that, it raises the bar of performance.
> Maybe the greyness bothers me(checking to make sure) Yep, I'm a guy and I don't feel inclined to
> because men are more inclined to look at things in black and white :)
look for black and white so it can't really be a "guy thing".
> Who knowsOnly the shadow knows.
But he died a few years ago I think.
> Thanks for the advice though. I'll go back to writing more content :)Good idea! :-)
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