SEO does it really work?

  You are currently not logged in. You can view the forums, but cannot post messages. Log In | Register

30-Oct-16 23:05
I am asked by a friend if it's really important to invest time, money and effort in SEM and can it really make a difference in the page ranking. I am not a SEO expert I just know a little lol. Any expert advice?
31-Oct-16 05:56
"and can it really make a difference in the page ranking."

That is the WRONG thing to be aiming for. Search engine 'rankings' do NOT equate to 'traffic' and 'traffic' does not equate to conversions.

And "SEO" without increasing conversions is a waste of time, effort and money.

--
Chris.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
http://webmaster-talk.eu/
31-Oct-16 20:47
Good point Chris.
06-Nov-16 12:51
SEO can help in so many ways. But doing poor SEO will definitely affect your site as well. If your knowledge is not good enough, I guess turning over the task to a professional one will definitely help meet your goals for your website.
07-Nov-16 16:35
I've asked also this question in my beggining career as SEO (I'm still learning). I've done an incredible work, I didn't know many things, even if it works or not. But now I can see that it works, but it asks a lot of persistent and a lot of hard work.

You can search for my article proven seo techniques on google, and you'll see my site. pcmate

--
http://pcmate.org
18-Nov-16 08:34
She's thinking of hiring this company to help her with the SEO and layout. Does anyone here know if they are good? Also, about how much does a layout with a responsive design cost nowadays?

http://www.demandwave.com/services/seo/
18-Nov-16 12:32
"Does anyone here know if they are good?"

If you have to spam link drop with an obvious copy and paste answer ....



They NO they are not.

--
Chris.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
http://webmaster-talk.eu/
30-Nov-16 06:49
SEO is not an exact science. The best practices for SEO evolve frequently because it’s based on ever-changing algorithms set up by the search engines to give people the best results. So, for example, if Google decided it favored websites with purple backgrounds over those with any other color, SEO best practices would have to change to match that parameter.

Google’s preferences are less random than favoring the color purple, of course, but you get the drift. An accepted practice in SEO a few years ago may not work now, and that leads to the perception that SEO does not work: if you are using outdated guidelines or practices, your site simply won’t rank well.

--
urlhttp://clapcreative.com/services/los-angeles-internet-marketing-seo/seo/SEO Company Los Angeles/url
01-Dec-16 18:06
"The best practices for SEO evolve frequently because it’s based on ever-changing algorithms set up by the search engines to give people the best results"

No, "ever-changing" algorithms are NOT done to give people the best results, ...


They change so often to stop SE spammers polluting the results by making their site APPEAR more 'important' or relevant to certain 'key' words.

"if you are using outdated guidelines or practices, your site simply won’t rank well."

SEO has NOT been about "ranking" for well over TEN YEARS


http://webmaster-talk.eu/articles/10-website-marketing-and-search/search-engines/4-rankings-and-the-google-dance

http://searchengineland.com/5-reasons-why-rankings-are-a-poor-measure-of-success-13258

--
Chris.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
http://webmaster-talk.eu/
19-Feb-17 14:19
As I'm in the process of learning web design, your information is really useful for me. Thank you, guys!

 
New posts
Old posts

Follow Elated