Now that Google has gone gangbusters...How does this affect U and what changes are U going to make??

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I was focusing on Article marketing through EZA with minimal success but I'm not sure if that is still a profitable approach with the current climate.

I was also trying to study SEO but now that everyone is going to have to relearn SEO, truthfully I think my attention could be put to better use elsewhere.

I want to get the maximum return for my effort so if article marketing is dead center in the eye a sh!t storm perhaps I should focus on something else to yield immediate returns.

I'm talking max ROI here!


So...How does this algo change affect your business and what changes if any do you plan to make?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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    Personally I've never been a fan of article marketing. Mostly because it wasn't that effective for the markets that I was involved with.

    SEO hasn't really changed much since I've started. It's always been about getting quantity and quality links with the right anchor text.

    As far as max ROI, it's always going to be different and you're always going to have one traffic source that gives you the most qualified traffic. I'd say just exploit that and then diversify.

    For me, SEO has ALWAYS been the biggest bang for the buck. I can pretty much sink as much money/resources into it, and I always make money.

    Maybe for you it's different?
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  • Profile picture of the author bigjara
    My main business is still based on articles, and so is Google's. Google's whole adwords and adsense business is based mostly on content a majority of which is words. The only people who are going to suffer are the people who are not putting in quality work.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      I ain't gonna chang nuttin' 'cept git betta athis hea ritin' an goin' gangbustin' sen in lottsa mo to 'em all.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Some of us realized article marketing was dead long ago, and
        concentrated on our own content.

        Not everybody will have to relearn SEO.

        SEO evolves. It does not require relearning.

        Some are already one step ahead of google.

        Others were already two steps behind google.

        Using things like EZA, was, IMHO, already two steps behind google.

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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
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          Originally Posted by Dave Rodman View Post

          Personally I've never been a fan of article marketing. Mostly because it wasn't that effective for the markets that I was involved with.

          SEO hasn't really changed much since I've started. It's always been about getting quantity and quality links with the right anchor text.

          As far as max ROI, it's always going to be different and you're always going to have one traffic source that gives you the most qualified traffic. I'd say just exploit that and then diversify.

          For me, SEO has ALWAYS been the biggest bang for the buck. I can pretty much sink as much money/resources into it, and I always make money.

          Maybe for you it's different?
          Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

          Some of us realized article marketing was dead long ago, and
          concentrated on our own content.

          Not everybody will have to relearn SEO.

          SEO evolves. It does not require relearning.

          Some are already one step ahead of google.

          Others were already two steps behind google.

          Using things like EZA, was, IMHO, already two steps behind google.

          Paul
          I agree with both of you!

          Nothing has changed with seo for the worse for anyone that doesn't own one of the huge mega article sites (EZA, ehow, ...).

          It's just another day in seo, both the basics & more advanced black-hat & white-hat seo still exist.

          I LFMAO at all the seo forum post, people freaking out.

          SEO is kinda like the stock market, when everyone else is taking money out just because the news at 6 says the markets are falling, that's the exact time you should be putting money in those same stocks. Just like seo the stock markets have never failed to bounce back!

          Invest wisely...
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          • Profile picture of the author Dano1981
            Simply looking at the directories like (cough!) Ezine or other
            similar sites that were "downgraded" and avoiding them for now

            also putting more emphasis on backlinks and not so heavily
            on "taking all that time to write articles to have have google
            fall on their asses and I have to pay for it!"

            dano~
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        • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
          Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

          Using things like EZA, was, IMHO, already two steps behind google.
          To be fair to the real article marketers: they aren't using EZA et al to get those articles ranked well - or using those articles for the backlink boost.

          What they do aim to do is use the article directories to get their content syndicated to sites that use the article directories as a content resource. That method still works perfectly.

          Also, ezinearticles that have been promoted off-site (backlinks o.O) are still doing fine. It is the natural bump new articles got from these sites that seems to be effected. Their ranking potential based purely from on-site factors seems to have been reduced.

          That's the case for my sites and hubs at least.

          Edit:

          I've only got the free version of SEM Rush but maybe a paying member might want to look into it in more detail.

          The keywords I see returned for EZA ( http://www.semrush.com/info/ezinearticles.com ) has it at #5 for "reverse phone lookup" and #1 for "reverse cell phone lookup" and #1 for "cell phone lookup"

          I used scroogle to check the current rankings and they are #9 for "reverse phone lookup", #3 for "reverse cell phone lookup" and #1 for "cell phone lookup".

          "reverse cell phone lookup" has a Buzzle.com article at #1 - another content farm.

          These pages have a lot of links pointing to them but are still ranking quite fine in a competitive market. Just need to keep things in perspective and realise why some of the pages did drop - but not all.
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  • Profile picture of the author lukemeister
    I haven't been noticing any negative effects on my sites, so I'm not gonna change much, just gonna keep doing what I've been doing. I guess it pays to wear a white hat? But seriously though, for people that have been working on fairly legit (not spam-driven) SEO campaigns and useful web sites, shouldn't have much to worry about.
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  • Profile picture of the author kposs
    I think the one big change that marketers should take away is to at least promote your own site. Intead of helping EZA, Squidoo, Hubpages and other web 2.0 properties with their link building and profits, at least get your own domain and hosting and promote something you own and control.
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