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are these basic on-page SEO rules still working? Google is not dumb are they?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Kikos, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Kikos

    Kikos Newbie

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    Hi, in many places I have read those on-page SEO "basic rules" like putting your keyword in H1, H2, H3 and making it bold at least 1 time, also underline at least 1 time, etc

    are those "rules" still working? I was just thinking that is something really simply for Google who I believe are super smart to "detect" and ignore

    do you personally post "clean unbolded" articles or you put effort to make stuff bold/italic/underline, etc?

    it would also help if someone know the answer 100% maybe through experimentation if you could mention that.

    Thank you
     
  2. keadams26

    keadams26 Regular Member

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    Working for what? Rankings? No, those are just very basic things that, if you don't do them, you WILL NOT rank. Those are more of things not to forget among other methods of SEO.
     
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  3. Kikos

    Kikos Newbie

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    keadams26, yes i meant for ranking as you understood

    you seem very confident in your reply "will not rank" - would you mind if i ask you if you know this from testing yourself or you are passing on information you read elsewhere?

    many thanks
     
  4. keadams26

    keadams26 Regular Member

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    I have learned the hard way. I had a few sites in my newbie times, read somewhere else about all you mentioned above (most of which I then realized I had not done) and I then corrected my mistakes and my rankings improved a great deal.
     
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  5. jlzandrad

    jlzandrad Junior Member

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    you can improve your ranks if you have a good on site SEO