I don’t post of Tuesdays but these days, a lot of things has really been standing on my way. I was supposed to publish this post Yesterday being Monday as usual but, my Internet connection said no so, i had publish it today. Please bare with me. Thanks
For many years, SEO has been one great and very effective means of getting targeted visitors to any well optimized site and, it has greatly favoured and is still favouring a lot of people today. When it comes to anything concerning SEO, there are very few people I like listening to because, they’ve proven themselves many times.
Whenever I come across a post from Neil Petal talking about SEO, I always pay attention to it because, he is very good at it and, he has lots of good results to show for it. There are also many people out there that know a lot about SEO but, with all the noise out there today, it’s always good to be mindful of the people you takes your SEO tips from.
Now, I’m sure you know who Glen is but in case you don’t, he is the owner of the popular blog ”ViperChill.com”. His blog happen to be one of the blogs I always visit when I started blogging and till this very moment, I still visits Viperchill because, there are lots of great stuffs to learn from Glen :).
Glen is also the owner of the widely used email marketing plugin “Optin Skin” which happens to be one of the best lists building plugin out there with many awesome features.
He is also one man I love listening to when it comes to SEO and, one post he wrote few days ago really caught my attention and, I decided to share it with you because, I’m very sure you will also like to know the truth or, won’t you? :). OK, let’s get to it.
Is Google Really Taking Freshness Too Far?
This is really amazing indeed. The main scope of his post is to let you know that Google is now favouring fresh sites more than the more authority sites out there. The image below by Glen explained it more…..
How can a new site with spammy links everywhere be outranking authority sites that have lots of natural links here and there? Isn’t that funny? This is really making it very hard to still believe that there is a thing like Black and White Hat SEO. Now, take a look at the following images that I got from the post, I’m sure that will tell you more.
NOTE: All the images below were gotten from viperchill.com
1. Performing a search on Google for WordPress SEO brought the following results…..
Now, as you can see from the picture above which is showing the first 5 results of that search term on Google, all the sites there are from the same person which is very abnormal. How can one site occupy the first 5 results in Google not minding that the keyword in question is a very popular one? Also, notice that the circled dates are all fresh. My question then is….. Where have all those authority sites that have written top notch articles on that term before gone to? Taken it further, let’s look at the second picture.
2. Performing another search for How to make a website which is also a very popular keyword of which many bigger sites have written one of a kind posts on before….
As you can see also, the sites here are also very new and both of them are owned by the same person…… Are you seeing it? Digging further more……
3. Check out this blog post that was also fetched from Google and its comments….
And its comments…
As you can see from the 2 images, the comments are from the post above it and there are some things you need to notice here. The post shows that it was published on 23rd July 2013 while the comments are dated 10th and 11th July 2012 respectively now, what will you call that? Look at what Glen said about it….
Honestly, i was speechless after reading this post and, one thing i will advise you to do right now is to head over to Glen’s blog and read it if you haven’t because it will really open your eyes to see what is really happening on the SEO world and how to go about it. The post also has a follow-up. Read the two of them below…
1. Revealed: The New SEO (When Google Takes Freshness Too Far)
2. The Great Google Storm of Our Time
My friend John Gibb also left a very amazing comment on the post and, I’m sure you will read it and also live yours. It’s better we all know what is working at any point in time so that we won’t be taken by surprise any time.
Finally, I will like to know your own view of this, let’s take the discussion further via the comment section and please, it will be good to tweet and share this post with your friends so they can also know the truth :).