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Read This: "Death of (free) keywords"

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by calebmann, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. calebmann

    calebmann Power Member Premium Member

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    For anyone with questions about recent updates, this might help answer some of your questions...

    Google has really put a roadblock in the way for all of those new to SEO or not of advanced level.
    This article will explain a lot and I imagine will be very helpful to many of you. SEO remains the same,
    its only harder for those who do not know the business inside-out.

    Death of Free Keywords

    There aren't any huge changes in SEO that will effect the way we rank. It may effect some people,
    it is going to be much harder to find a new niche, simple but effective and non competitive keywords.
    So many people will find themselves forced to compete with SEO experts, I think this will result in a
    punishing amount of failure. Ok, something that has always been free has now been taken away from
    us. It might take a bit more time to find a keyword worth competing for, but its important to breathe
    and approach it slowly and with patience. There are other ways to get all the data that we are now
    missing.
     
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  2. Jonny Quick

    Jonny Quick BANNED BANNED

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    How is Google going to provide necessary data to prospective ad-words clients while preventing that data from falling into the hands of SEO's?

    There is no way to keep that data corked in the bottle. Let it out for anyone, and you've let it out for everyone. Either that, or obscure the data from their ad-words clients, and reducing the number of people willing to shell out hard currency for the hope of getting a return on the investment. Put yourself in the shoes of the prospective ad-words client. You've got $1,000 to spend. Are you going to spend that money without knowing what the monthly volume of searches is for the keyword? Are you going to choose a particular keyword without knowing how that keyword's volume compares to other keywords?

    Some of these dummies writing these articles would have you believe that could happen. These hysterical Chicken Littles running around squawking about the "End of SEO".
     
  3. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    The more people think Google is this stupid, the more money gets poured into our pockets. I feel for those new to the realities of IM, but I never got it handed to me either so...live and learn.
     
  4. MadeofSEO

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    These changes won't affect newbies who are starting their career in the IM world because they are creating new websites and using keyword tools to get estimates. These changes will only affect those who already had a website and was using Google Analytics to see new long tail keyword ideas for new posts.

    It will also affect SEOs because now it will be harder for them to show their value to customers. That's it. It won't affect those who are new to SEO at all.
     
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    Google's privacy changes resulted in a loss of 30% of my origin search term data... The problem is that 30% is largely my long tail search term data... My long tail keywords convert very well so being blind there is a big problem for me.
     
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    Google did hurt reporting by blocking keyword data in analytics, but they helped us at the same time by making keyword planner. That data is more accurate than ever before. So like Jonny said, they can't have it both ways. I'd rather have an accurate idea of volume and let the rankings drive my traffic versus knowing what keywords are bringing people to my site.
     
  7. Jonny Quick

    Jonny Quick BANNED BANNED

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    I'd like to thank you for that. I post this stuff sometimes and it feels like I'm all alone out here.