Is SEO still relevant?

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Does one have to know SEO in order to success? Is it still event relevant these days because Google had made a loy of changes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
    Yes. Optimizing your site and content for search will always be relevant. However, SEO as a tactic for outranking other quality content, based upon 'tricks/hacks/methods/etc.' is Dodo Bird stuff. Or at least will eventually be, soon.

    Google has billions of dollars and a butt-load of IQ points amongst their staff. They don't want SEO people to be able to decide the SERPS. They (Google) want to decide the SERPS. SEO as a tactic and main gameplan going forward is an effort in futility.

    There is TRUE SEO - optimizing your stuff so that Google 'likes' it as much as possible. And then there is SEG. SEG is what the majority of SEO people have been doing the last decade plus, with less G'ing possible every Algo update. They just haven't called themselves the right name this whole time.

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  • Profile picture of the author Braznyc
    Is there an internet with no search engine?
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    For some niches SEO is great!

    Just like on EZA most niches took a nose-dive after Panda update... some obscure niches actually got better! Depending on your niche it can be really easy - even by using the most basic SEO principles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by Knightsofusa View Post

    Does one have to know SEO in order to success? Is it still event relevant these days because Google had made a loy of changes.
    Of course it is. It's just that as the internet has progressed and this whole making money online has become more mainstream, more people are paying attention. It should also be noted that Google and the other search engines has always made changes to their algorithms in an attempt to provide a better user experience, and they will continue to do so. Just focus on providing quality, relevant content to the end user and you'll be fine.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    In some ways, SEO is more important now than ever, just remember there's more to SEO than just Google.

    Youtube is now the second largest search engine on the Net. If you are on sites like Amazon, LinkedIn, Fiverr, etc., understanding how each site's search engine works can be extremely beneficial. Use of #hashtags for sites like Twitter and Instagram is part of SEO, IMO.

    Even the Warrior Forum has its own search engine. If you have a WSO knowing how to do basic optimization for the WF is an advantage. Hint: It isn't hard to beat the WSOs that use graphics for their "text".
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  • Profile picture of the author PLR Basket
    SEO is important, but putting all your eggs in the SEO basket in a bad idea. Some companies who only focused on SEO saw they earnings vanish in one day because of a Google update.
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  • Profile picture of the author ConvertiVid
    SEO is important. Even though many people would say SEO is dead but actually it isn't. No matter what changes Google would make SEO would still be relevant in ranking websites. The difference would be having to find a different way to rank a website compared to before.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lance K
    Take care of UEO and SEO will take care of itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    Originally Posted by Knightsofusa View Post

    Does one have to know SEO in order to success? Is it still event relevant these days because Google had made a loy of changes.
    Whoever told you SEO is dead or dying, lied to your face!
    Of course it's important. It's not as easy to get traffic and high rankings as it used to be 15 years ago, but you simply cannot ignore certain SEO aspects if you want your website to succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author colorexpert4
    SEO is still relevant and it will continue for long time, I think because with out relevancy Goggle will mark as Spam. And if you want to ensure better user experience then you have to do relevant SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraGenJobs
    SEO will always be relevant, but it WILL change. With all the upcoming algorithm updates, it's form will shift and change, but SEO in it's general meaning will still be the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author aspire7
    As long as there are search engines there will always be ways of optimizing.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Knightsofusa View Post

    Does one have to know SEO in order to success? Is it still event relevant these days because Google had made a loy of changes.
    Is targeted traffic still relevant?
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Originally Posted by Knightsofusa View Post

    Does one have to know SEO in order to success? Is it still event relevant these days because Google had made a loy of changes.
    You've been a member for a year and you don't know that there is a SEO Forum???
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  • Profile picture of the author SaeedKhan
    Well, I look at it this way, SEO is just another way to get traffic, and this type of traffic is not under your control where as other types of traffic such as media buys, solo ads, agency traffic you know you're guaranteed traffic. Depends on how youre business is structured, if its an online store, blog etc, then yes SEO is good to focus on in addition to other methods of traffic generation. However if you're doing marketing through list building and you want results fast, then no point depending on SEO too much, you need to be looking at other types of traffic sources that getting instant results. Of course SEO should also be in your activities. Another downside to SEO is that you cant scale it up, for example if you had a great offer that you launching and you need to be first on the market, SEO won't do it for you, where as paid traffic such as SOLOs, media buys, traffic agencies, you can literally command as much traffic as you want at will!.
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  • Profile picture of the author bluesun
    OP that depend. If you have other soure of traffic go for it. Maybe in the long run it will be wielding better ROI but thats in the minority of the cases. In truth Google hasn't changed the things that much. Almost everything still works - the other question how diverse your link profile is and whats the quality of your links.
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  • Profile picture of the author jerrodrobker
    Yes, SEO is always necessary to get higher ranking. It'll help you to appear on the top of search result and get much traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author seothink
    Ofcourse , it is always business relevant to promote our keywords .
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    God what a stupid thread.

    Stop feeding the trolls people.
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  • Profile picture of the author annewilliams123
    Yes organic results matter a lot even if you are doing paid marketing, organic matters a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArchanaYadav
    After being changes made by google, Seo is still relevant and important method for ranking any website.
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  • Profile picture of the author cabenb
    Originally Posted by Knightsofusa View Post

    Does one have to know SEO in order to success? Is it still event relevant these days because Google had made a loy of changes.
    Do you think breathing is still relevant in order to stay alive?
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