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Semantic Search Speculation

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CredibleZephyre, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. CredibleZephyre

    CredibleZephyre Junior Member

    Jun 10, 2013
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    So I have been reading about semantic search ALL morning (and it's exhausting... whew) and it has been very interesting. But as I was reading all I could think of was "how will the black hat SEO's adapt?" With all the 'keyword is dead' chants being thrown around the internet I couldn't help but wonder how black hat seo would cope with the lack of keyword effect. I don't practice black hat SEO (yet) though I am have read many of the threads here (which are infinitely interesting) so maybe I'm missing something obvious here.

    Anyway, this thread was intended for speculation on how semantic search (as the title would imply) will affect the way black hat seo operates in the future and how things will change for this category of IM.

    ;) *smiley face, cause I can
  2. dp40oz

    dp40oz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    May 13, 2009
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    You'd have a ton of tools all claiming to know what words you need in your articles to rank for your specified keyword. I don't think search though will ever get too far away from the "Keyword" way of doing things. When users search they want to see their keyword come up in the titles and descriptions of the results. Even if the results they got were better without them, the average Joe would probably feel they weren't as good.
  3. Ash2012

    Ash2012 Regular Member

    Nov 20, 2012
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    I Agree. Plus you'll also get a stack of services that can "rank in a semantic search" or stuff like that. Its kind of impossible to move too far away from keywords without the SERP results becoming to crap. Saying that its an interesting study anyway and certainly LSI is worth thinking about, but again it's keywords and placement that count.