Monday, January 28, 2013

Google on SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Webmaster Tools Help: No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google.

Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a "special relationship" with Google, or advertise a "priority submit" to Google. There is no priority submit for Google. In fact, the only way to submit a site to Google directly is through our Add URL page or by submitting a Sitemap and you can do this yourself at no cost whatsoever.
Worth a read (and then a read-over.) Direct from Mt. Olympus, at it were.  I tell my clients now: search is basically 'over'. All that matters is your address.

"SEO" is why you can't find a sane website if you search for "9/11 attacks" or "are vaccinations safe?"  I'm supposed to rely on this algorithm to make myself  'seen' in search results?