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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ardley216, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. ardley216

    ardley216 Elite Member

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    :) SEO from the late 90's

    I wonder if any of you were SEO-ing back then? if so, what was it like?

    To me, it would seem like all you had to do was put the H1 tag in a few places, title and meta data, then submit them to a search engine submitter!

    Take a look:

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    http://www.cosmos.gr/mega/
    Look at the bottom... :)

    Just thought I'd share this :D
     
  2. silentthunder

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    Life was so much simpler then, eh??
     
  3. dotcomdesigns

    dotcomdesigns Power Member

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    Yep I started around 98 building websites in html using Frontpage 98. Lots and lots of tables were needed before the days of CSS! Dreadful sites were created over and over again. Dreamweaver was a big improvement but still, thank god for WordPress.

    Google wasn't around when I started, it was Alta Vista for search and Netscape was my browser of choice. Both are long gone. But really the Yahoo directory was very important early on rather than search engines. EMD's weren't that important to many as Yahoo listed sites alphabetically as did Dmoz and still do.

    So everyone was rushing to buy domains beginning with A, once they went we moved on to using numbers first as Yahoo put them top of the pile. Their directory started filling with listings all beginning with a, geeezz there must have been some crap domains that became worthless eventually.

    But the savvy marketers were buying emds. And they really paid off in the end.

    Overture introduced paid search and then Google arrived and the rest is history.