If You Discover a Secret SEO Advantage/Technique

by AnneE
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If you discover a secret SEO advantage, such as....

A high PR forum that allows signature links instantly
or
A website where any user can contribute a blog entry that gets fed to Google News
or
Any technique that gets you high PR links with little/no work

But.... you know that your find, if exploited by the masses will become a door slammed in your face. That the website owner will notice the dramatic increase in traffic and change their policy. Do you....

- Run a WSO revealing the technique and sell as many copies as possible anyway
- Run a high-priced, limited sales WSO selling this technique to a few and swearing them to secrecy
- Keep the secret technique to yourself, so that it can be your hidden advantage in IM
- Tell only your closest friends
#advantage or technique #discover #secret #seo
  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    I voted 'keep it to myself' only because I have close friends that I don't trust to keep a secret or overuse the resource themselves.

    It's the same with a fisherman's best hot spots. If you demonstrate you can be discrete and not abuse the knowledge, you might get a tip now and then. But most pros would almost rather you date their teenage daughters than show you their secret 'book of numbers'...
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    You missed an option - Tell people without trying to squeeze them for money.

    It really bugs me that people seem to think that if they have something useful to say - they should run a WSO and charge people to hear it.

    This forum never used to be like this and I think it's very sad that this sort of mentality has become normal here.
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    nothing to see here.

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    • Profile picture of the author cutcasterjohn
      I wish people would share those without having to charge like Andy said but i completely understand why they do not. Sucks the search engines are not more transparent with us.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Caldbeck
    Run a WSO revealing the technique and sell as many copies as possible anyway

    Run a high-priced, limited sales WSO selling this technique to a few and swearing them to secrecy

    Keep the secret technique to yourself, so that it can be your hidden advantage in IM

    Tell only your closest friends
    Howdy

    Here is my take on this question.

    #1 To me would be like stealing because you know it will not be workable if you sell many copies.

    #2 Do you really think this would work "swearing them to secrecy" More than likely it would end up as a low cost WSO with as many copies as possible being sold...See option #1

    #3 This seems like the only viable option, to be sure to protect your advantage. Unless you had a friend(s)/Customer(s) that were 110% trustworthy, and were willing to put your money/income in their trust.

    #4 How long are you going to be friends, are they going through some financial problems where a quick WSO might get them out of a jam...
    See #2. Are you willing to put your money/income in their trust.
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  • Profile picture of the author phpnetpro
    If it would truly destroy the technique by letting others know, I would keep it to myself.

    I actually discovered something like this myself in the last couple of months. I made an ebook about it and I just give it away for free.

    The only reason I do this is because I don't think my technique will become overused to the point where it won't work for me anymore. It's a locally based technique, so if someone else uses it, it will only affect me if they live where I do. I also already have a decent hold on my local market, so I don't even worry about that.
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