Hey Folks I'm new here on BHW and want to share my journey with Google. First before I move forward and share, I want to say this forum has got to have the most tech-savvy people around when it comes to SEO. I mean some of you guys are scary tech-savvy, I know because I've been around with computers before SEO and seen a lot of stuff happen over time. I popped in here after being urged by a couple of solid members to check things out and see how this forum has matured and share. I'm going to preface this journey about my experience with Google. I am not going to show you any techniques that are new. Your not going to see any income earnings from me, I don't believe in doing so, we all know how that can go down a rat hole. I am not going to say anyone is right or wrong, your just going to see what I found that works for me and those that chose to follow what I do. I've been doing this longer than some of you are old and hope it will help some of you. OK enough said let's move on. Google it is hard to find anyone that does not have a hate-love relationship with it. Personally I hate Google more than I love it, unless it's giving me lots of money then I can't argue with it. The early days of Google it was easy to make money with it, brute force SEO worked flawlessly. When made for Adsense sites were the order of the day, money rolled in. All I had to do is enter list after list of keywords, enter them into automated software and you pooped out sites. It was like tossing spaghetti on the wall and seeing what stuck and brought you in money. By the time it ended I had over 10 million pages out there. I'll share a little secret my best keywords were acting keywords. I would of never thought in a million years of how profitable they were for Adsense. As we all know that all crumbled, Google even took out there poster child on how to make Adsense sites. That person tried to sue Google in the early years because Google coached him on what to do and eventually took the rug out from under him. Totally devastated him and his business. His site was some kind of woodworking site from what I remember. This is when the hate for Google started when reality set in. I don't want to get into any real details what happened between then and 2007 for SEO. But a lot of crazy stuff happen, we had figured out using statistical models on data we mined worked wonders for owning just about every top niche out there. Myself I dominated the Mortgage, Gov Grants, and Insurance, industries my friends worked the other areas. I'll tell you a story about when I created test sites for the Mortgage Industry. One site in particular was a 100% spam site to see if I could get it to #1. Once I got it to #1 I started getting threatening emails from the people I knocked out of the top saying they owned that #1 placement the hard way and I am a spammer etc... They would report me to Google and the site would disappear and in a few weeks back to #1 without doing anything to it. It was a game I played with Google. This lasted for a few years till Google manually had to extract me from the index. If I remember right it was mortgagetips.com Great domains were easy to get those days, wish I had stocked up on those great domain names then. Lesson learned. Back then it was easy to mathematically work the algorithm and get results. Till one day I think Google said screw it and really through a wrench into the works. 2007 is where I want to pickup my journey. The good stuff starts here. I'm going to break this up into parts because I have a lot to say and will add to the end for each part I write if this is OK with everyone. My time is limited and it's easier for me to do so.