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What do you think about The Art of Seo book?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by arganrecords, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. arganrecords

    arganrecords Elite Member

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    Hi folks, I'm statring to read The Art of Seo book, the second edition (writted in March 2012).
    No matter it's old because I want to begin to analyze the various changes and then read the latest books (I know almost nothing about Google.com)
    I need some opinions about it because I'm new to english books (I read 3 italian books on Seo) but I need to read more and have an universal/international idea about this field.

    If you are wondering to ask how I can read in English my answer is that I understand English very well, my difficult is to speak and write it.
    (Hoping that this will help me to understand even better the English language, since I have a frantic desire to relocate to US).
     
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    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    You underestimate yourself.

    For a non-native, your written English is good.
     
  3. hmeister

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    It is good but way out of date and not really relevant now, in my opinion. Plus, I have a natural aversion to it because if it is the one I think it is, then Rand Fishwipe contributed to it and his holier than thou attitude to blackhat (or his version of blackhat) practices makes me want to vomit.
     
  4. arganrecords

    arganrecords Elite Member

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    So, the Information retrieval concept is what Google is studying and using right now and I think I can read a 2005 book to learn well this concent to.
    So, there is anybody that can give mke opinions on this book?
     
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    It's well-writen, with helpful examples and i've learned a few interesting tips as well
     
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    For example? What are this interesting tips?
     
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    For example, how to solve seasonal problems with traffic, domain changes, tracking results and masuring success, deciding whether or not you need a SEO team or outsourcing, etc. But it's more for begginers. So if you already have some background maybe it will be not so interesting for you
     
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    cant do any harm reading it, will give you a good base of understanding however old it is.