Two Myths About the Search Engine Listing
Getting top search engine listing is perhaps one of the hottest subjects in the internet marketing world. The problem is that many discussions on this subject are based on speculation. Almost no one knows the exact algorithms of the search engines. And what make it worse is that the search engines have a habit of changing their algorithms.
However, some people are so obsessed with top search engine listing that they tend to undermine the importance of other web traffic generation techniques. These "trances" are partly caused by some misleading myths that surround the search engine marketing subject. Below are two of those myths with some empirical facts that contradict and refute them.
Myth #1: "You can't get loads of targeted traffic without the top search engine listing."
This is completely wrong. Jack Humphrey, the power linking guy, has given us a picture that it is possible to get huge amount of targeted traffic without the top search engine listing. In his Special Report, "What if Google Didn't Exist?," he shared one of his sites' stat in April 2004 and guess what? From 71,444 unique visitors that he got at that month, "google search" referred only a small portion of them, i.e. 0.07%.
You can read Jack's complete report at http://www.webmastertraffictools.com/weblog/index.php/weblog/googleexist/.
I also found another similar fact from Tinu Abayomi-Paul, the free traffic chick. In her blog post, "Site Promotion is Multi-Faceted," she said that the search engines only constitute 6 - 10% of her traffic in any given month. While she didn't tell us about the monthly amount of traffic to her website, I believe that her site gets huge traffic every month, because she has an Alexa ranking of 38,371 (that's what my Alexa toolbar showed me at the time I wrote this article).
You can read Tinu's complete blog post at http://www.freetraffictip.com/2005/06/site-promotion-is-multi-faceted.php.
Myth #2: "The major search engines are reliable sources of sustainable, residual, traffic."
This is also inaccurate. Look at what happened to Alice Seba from Internet Based Moms. One of her websites, http://malcolmsweb.com, has been banned by Google, even though that website was full with good content. Since May 21, 2005, her visitors instantly dropped from about 700-800 per day to 200-250 per day.
You can read Alice's complete story at her blog post, 'Alice "White Hat" Seba Has Been Banned,' at http://www.aliceseba.com/2005/06/alice-white-hat-seba-has-been-banned.html.
Now I don't mean to undermine the importance of the major search engines. The major search engines are one of the biggest sources of targeted traffic on the net and so, you should do proper optimization and try to get top search engine listing.
But, don't let yourself be misled by these myths and ignore many other web traffic generation techniques. With the unstable nature of the search engines, it would be wise to use the search engines only as one of your traffic sources and look for other traffic generation techniques to build multiple sources of traffic.
About the Author
Mohamad Zaki Hussein is the webmaster of http://www.webtrafficideas.com. To learn how to increase web site traffic to your website by using a combination of Viral Marketing, RSS and Blog, grab the FREE "Instant Traffic Formula" report at http://www.webtrafficideas.com/getviral.
Never Miss an SEO Trick with This Step-by-Step Approach from Cocolyze Search Engine Journal
How SEO Hygiene Supports Your Site & Marketing Goals Over Time Search Engine Journal
How to Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) for SEO Search Engine Journal
5 Ways to Boost SEO on Your WordPress Site Business 2 Community
Will Older & Outdated Articles Hurt My SEO? Search Engine Journal
7 Ways to Improve SEO on Your WordPress Site Search Engine Journal
SEO's Place in a Cookieless Web: Is Content the New Cookie? Search Engine Journal
3 Data Skill Sets You Need to Succeed in Data SEO Search Engine Journal
How to Measure SEO Results Business 2 Community
SERP Analysis Tools For SEO and Ranking? Search Engine Journal
How SEO Forecasting Can Help You Get the Right Clients SEO forecasting can help you acquire - Search Engine Journal
How SEO Forecasting Can Help You Get the Right Clients SEO forecasting can help you acquire Search Engine Journal
Things to know before hiring an SEO expert PostBulletin.com
Scalable SEO: Tips & Advice from 20 Enterprise Experts Search Engine Journal
12 of Your Most Common SEO Questions Answered: The Ultimate Search Engine Optimization FAQ Guide - Business 2 Community
12 of Your Most Common SEO Questions Answered: The Ultimate Search Engine Optimization FAQ Guide Business 2 Community
Google Page Experience Update: 13 Things to know about the new SEO Ranking Factors for 2021 - Digital Information World
Google Page Experience Update: 13 Things to know about the new SEO Ranking Factors for 2021 Digital Information World
Google's John Mueller: 'Now's The Perfect Time' For an SEO Side Hustle Search Engine Journal
Trends That Will Shake Up The SEO World In The Future Search Engine Roundtable
How To Live More Sustainably With Environmental Lifestyle Expert Danny Seo Houston Public Media
How to Create an SEO Law Firm Blogging Strategy Search Engine Journal
9 Journalism Tactics that Work for SEO Content Writing Search Engine Journal
The State of SEO in 2021 [Infographic] Social Media Today
A Technical SEO Guide to Advanced Core Web Vitals Optimization Search Engine Journal
SEO Tips To Help Boost Your Law Firm's Visibility Online The National Law Review
WordPress SEO and Site Migrations with Arsen Rabinovich [Podcast] Search Engine Journal
A Case For Why Law Firms Need To Utilize SEO - VENTS Magazine
Why is Digital PR Important for SEO and Link Building? Big News Network
How to Do Topic Research for Video SEO Business 2 Community
5 Daily Habits of a Successful SEO Professional Search Engine Journal
Scaling Enterprise SEO: Evangelizing Success & Communicating With the C-Suite - Search Engine Journal
Scaling Enterprise SEO: Evangelizing Success & Communicating With the C-Suite Search Engine Journal
SEO Sessions At Google I/O Search Engine Roundtable
SEO Professionals: Stop Sharing Debunked Zero-Click Search Statistics Search Engine Journal
The importance of advanced SEO Business MattersBusiness Matters
YouTube SEO: How to Boost Your Video Rankings Business 2 Community
13 Best Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketing and SEO Search Engine Journal
What do you know about SEO and its Working Criteria? - VENTS Magazine
How to Attract Backlinks to Your Law Firm Website Search Engine Journal
Park Seo Joon Reflects On His Filmography + Celebrity Friends Congratulate Him On 10th Debut Anniversary - soompi
Park Seo Joon Reflects On His Filmography + Celebrity Friends Congratulate Him On 10th Debut Anniversary soompi
Lillywhite, Seo have Timpview girls cruising for repeat 5A girls golf title; Lone Peak leads 6A - KSL.com
Lillywhite, Seo have Timpview girls cruising for repeat 5A girls golf title; Lone Peak leads 6A KSL.com
Actor Park Seo Joon offered a role in an upcoming thriller drama by ‘Dr Romantic’ writer - Times of India
Actor Park Seo Joon offered a role in an upcoming thriller drama by ‘Dr Romantic’ writer Times of India
Use URL Structure SEO to Drive Customers to Your Website Business 2 Community
10 Best YouTube Keyword Tool Alternatives Search Engine Journal
Search Engine Optimization Market : Worldwide Industry Analysis and New Market Opportunities Explored by 2025 |com, SpyFu(US), SEMrush(US), LinkResearchTools(Austria), SEO Book(Greece) – The Shotcaller - The Shotcaller
Search Engine Optimization Market : Worldwide Industry Analysis and New Market Opportunities Explored by 2025 |com, SpyFu(US), SEMrush(US), LinkResearchTools(Austria), SEO Book(Greece) – The Shotcaller The Shotcaller
What brands should know about image and video SEO Bizcommunity.com
Jose Hernando, Author at Search Engine Journal Search Engine Journal
Han So Hee to replace Seo Ye Ji in the upcoming drama Island? Read her agency’s reply to the rumors - PINKVILLA
Han So Hee to replace Seo Ye Ji in the upcoming drama Island? Read her agency’s reply to the rumors PINKVILLA
Global Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Software Market (Covid-19 updated) 2021 Set To See Growth in Revenue in Future: Moz, Ahrefs, Ahrefs, DeepCrawl, SEMrush, Searchmetrics Essentials, Majestic, LinkResearchTools, AWR Cloud, SEO Book, WordSt - Test & Measurement
Global Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Software Market (Covid-19 updated) 2021 Set To See Growth in Revenue in Future: Moz, Ahrefs, Ahrefs, DeepCrawl, SEMrush, Searchmetrics Essentials, Majestic, LinkResearchTools, AWR Cloud, SEO Book, WordSt Test & Measurement
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools Market Research 2021 Observational studies with leading manufacturers| Ahrefs, Screaming Frog, Google, KWFinder, MOZ, SEMRush – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools Market Research 2021 Observational studies with leading manufacturers| Ahrefs, Screaming Frog, Google, KWFinder, MOZ, SEMRush – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
How to Develop an International Digital Marketing Strategy Global Trade Magazine
Seo Ye Ji will not attend Baeksang Arts Awards, agency confirms GMA News Online
Lee Do Hyun's Youth Of May and Seo In Guk's Doom At Your Service go head to head in the ratings battle - PINKVILLA
Lee Do Hyun's Youth Of May and Seo In Guk's Doom At Your Service go head to head in the ratings battle PINKVILLA
Content Delivery Network (CDN): What It Is & How It Works Search Engine Journal
SEO Software Market Precise Outlook 2021 – Link-Assistant.Com, Pro Rank Tracker, Noble Samurai, AgencyAnalytics Inc., G2 Crowd – The Shotcaller - The Shotcaller
SEO Software Market Precise Outlook 2021 – Link-Assistant.Com, Pro Rank Tracker, Noble Samurai, AgencyAnalytics Inc., G2 Crowd – The Shotcaller The Shotcaller
Watch: Park Bo Young And Seo In Guk Surprise Themselves With Their Acting + Kim Ji Suk Films Cameo In “Doom at Your Service - soompi
Watch: Park Bo Young And Seo In Guk Surprise Themselves With Their Acting + Kim Ji Suk Films Cameo In “Doom at Your Service soompi
Google Analytics Will Track Data Without Cookies Search Engine Journal
Doom At Your Service Ep 1 & 2 RECAP: Top moments between Seo In Guk & Park Bo Young that got our hearts racing - PINKVILLA
Doom At Your Service Ep 1 & 2 RECAP: Top moments between Seo In Guk & Park Bo Young that got our hearts racing PINKVILLA
Local SEO software Market Analysis 2021 Global Future Outlook 2025, Key Applications, Trends, Top Companies -Synup, Whitespark, SE Ranking, SEMrush, BrightLocal, SEOprofiler, GShift, Moz, Yext – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Local SEO software Market Analysis 2021 Global Future Outlook 2025, Key Applications, Trends, Top Companies -Synup, Whitespark, SE Ranking, SEMrush, BrightLocal, SEOprofiler, GShift, Moz, Yext – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Global SEO Service Provider Services Market demand with COVID-19 recovery analysis 2021 better delivery process to boost market growth by 2026 – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
Global SEO Service Provider Services Market demand with COVID-19 recovery analysis 2021 better delivery process to boost market growth by 2026 – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
3 Important Ways Search Data Can Fuel Your Business Search Engine Journal
SEO: Stranger Things 4: What the Teaser Clues May Mean | CBR CBR - Comic Book Resources
How to Learn SEO: A U.S. News Guide U.S. News & World Report
Google Lightning Talks: The State of SEO Search Engine Journal
15 tips to boost your website's SEO Creative Bloq
How SEO works and how to use it to rank higher in search results Business Insider
International SEO for 2021 & Beyond: 9-Point Checklist for Success Search Engine Journal
5 essential search engine optimization tips that actually work The Business Journals
3 Things You Must Know About SEO in 2021 Search Engine Journal
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) — Definition — TrackMaven The Content Standard by Skyword
WordPress SEO Guide: Everything You Need to Know [Ebook] Search Engine Journal
Why You Need to Enter the US Search Awards Now Search Engine Journal
How MSN and Yahoo Sells Your Traffic
Yes, it really happens. Now you might find it hard to believe but you will understand after I explain.
How and When Should I Submit My Website to Google?
As soon as you register your domain name, submit it to Google! Even if you haven't built your site, or written an copy, or even thought about your content, submit your domain name to Google. In fact, even if you haven't fully articulated your business plan and marketing plan, submit your domain name to Google.
Why Top Search Engine Placements Never Move?
#1 question when it comes to web advertising is how do I get top 10 search engine placements for the terms I wish to aquire?Without getting into how to aquire #1 placements (Since there are virtually 100's of articles explaining these techniques), let's instead look into how companies who do end up aquiring them, never seem to loose them..
Search Engine Optimization for Everyone
There are many facets to SEO and the search engines continually change their methods of indexing sites to help prevent the same sites from staying up in the ranks all the time.Here are some strategies we have personally used with our web design firm:1.
Search Engine Optimization - Free Tips and Help - Part One - The Title Tag
Search Engine Optimization is a widely misunderstood industry. Many webmasters, including myself, have been mislead by industry forums, and Internet "chatter".
3 Deadly Search Engine Marketing Sins
My inbox this week provided glaring examples of three all too common rookie search engine marketing mistakes. What you could call three deadly search engine marketing sins.
Easy SEO in 6 Simple Steps
If you want to increase traffic to your website and better your search engine positioning, here is an easy 6 step process that will enable you to do so.1.
Twelve Steps to Higher Search Engine Placement
Recent studies suggest that more than 80% of new visitors to any web site get there as a result of a search engine query. If this study is to believed, it certainly suggests that working to get high rankings in the search engines might be the most effective thing you can do to bring traffic to your site.
How to Build Massive Keyword Lists
As keyword marketing becomes more and more expensive and competitive, it has become essential when building your lists to focus on the maximum number of phrases and their variations that a surfer might enter into the search engines.Why?Because according to Amit Singhal, principal scientist at Google, a guy who really should know what he's talking about, over 50% of the 200 million searches performed a day have never been searched before.
Google Has No Content On Page
One of the post from My SEO world Meet Up Group?.!One of my Friend posted"Best example is google and yahoo and other good Search engines, they are not using Meta tags, keyword and description.
Picking Keywords for SEO - A Different View
The first step to developing any search engine optimization effort is picking keywords. The general consensus is pick keywords with solid amounts of traffic and a minimum of competition.
New MSN Search Engine: How Good is it?
If you have an online business or you just use Internet as one of your marketing tools, you know that how important are the search engines in your quest to get more targeted visitors to your website. The changes in search engine field can have unexpected outcome for your online endeavors.
How to Make a Title Tag that Search Engines Will Love
Making the following changes to your title tag can help improve ranking and increase targeted traffic to your website:Include keyword phrases in your title tag:Think of a title tag as the name above a shop. Imagine you are walking down a busy street with shops on either side of you.
Marketing Articles: Getting A Better Search Engine Rank For All Of Your Pages!
In one of my articles, I discussed how to market your web site link twice. It detailed out how to promote not only www.
So, Where Has Your Search Engine Been Today?
Visit Google, Yahoo, MSN or one of the lesser search engines, and you get a few million results for just about any search term. Despite this impressive depth of results, most users consider only a few of the WebPages being pointed to.
You Have More Web Sites Than You Think You Have: The Importance of Deep Submission
If I ask you how many web sites do you have? You may say "One, yes it is www.mycompany.
Seek Engines: What If Seek Had Bumped Out Search?
In the early days of the World Wide Web, when things were just getting started many geek speak terms were jockeying for position to be the standards for years to come. I used to drive by a California-based company every day that had named itself YKK and think, "What a pity.
How To Syndicate Your Content
Note: In order to preserve the proper format for the HTML code snippet in this article, copy and paste the article into Notepad, then copy and paste it from Notepad into your HTML web page.-----------------------------Do you have regularly updating content that you would like to make available to other websites? Perhaps a computer tip of the day, a daily recipe, or even a daily cartoon?Do you want to give your website more exposure, boost sales, enhance your search engine rankings, or grow your newsletter subscriber list?A fast and easy way to accomplish all of these goals is by using content syndication.
Good Content: The Key To Search Engine Ranking
Good Content: The Key To Search Engine RankingWhat drives visitors to your website and keeps them there? Good content.Content is KeyGood content is key to website promotion success.
How Search Engines Connect Sellers and Buyers
Maggie knows how to find what she wants. She lets her fingers do the walking - not in the Yellow Pages, but at Google.
|home | site map|