Joined: 07 Oct 09
16 Oct 11 2:48 pm
Yeah This is Indeed a really good article. And I could not agree more with Michelle. Build sites for people not for search engines.
However one misconception is that GoogleBot is some sort of Doctor In English. They can clearly not identify good English from bad English in their algorithms. And If that would be the case anyway It would make internet a place where nobody but those who has studied English at Stamford or Oxford University.
And there are 100 or not even thousands of variations of those languages. So if GoogleBot only Ranks Oxford university English there would be some serious issues :). Thats why off page seo content does not neccesary need to be that awesome if your only goal is to rank from it.... However the goal is not only to rank from it but also engage readers then its a complete different animal....
Worrying in the guide is at some page its said something along these lines... check the links and compere If you can actually buy the product at the site you are visiting.... If the link takes you to another site where you buy the product its a "thin affiliate sites". Then they instruct how to compere domain names in domain tools to figure out if its a affiliate site or not. That pretty much busts every single affiliate site that there is....
However Google is not the only way of getting traffic which is a good thing :)