But do you realize every time you build a link to your site, that isn't 'naturally' created, you are going against Google's 'rules'. Have you even read 'the rules?' Good luck. I bet a room full of lawyers could read what Google has put out and not understand any of it. Good luck me understanding anything.
'Build a great site and people will come and love your content and link to you and you will naturally rise in the search engines..." is such crap. Try it, tell me how the crickets sound.
What I see happening is these big 'authority sites' like WebMD and Mayoclinic ruling the health niche now. Why? No why. They are simply corporations, just like in the offline world. Both companies were created to make a profit just like mine was. So what makes them 'better'? Nothing really.
Do you trust what you read on Wikipedia? I sure don't. Especially when it comes to health issues. But guess who is number one one most health issues the majority of the time? Yeah, I am sure 1000 doctors have rushed out to post great health care information on Wikipedia. Give me a break.
So again, the big companies are going to be our real competition in the end. A bunch of companies that for one reason or another Google likes more than my sites. And it doesn't matter if my site is better or if they have more pages, links, likes and whatever else thrown into the mix.
I am not wining, I am just venting a little. Just tired of people saying how backlinking and private blog networks and all things similar are evil. Honestly I just want to say, 'grow up.'
PS: I am really glad that Bing/Yahoo are giving it a go. Google is simply too powerful. And they obviously hate any kind of IMer.
Apologies for this meandering rant! I know it doesn't make any rel sense. But it'll help my post count Now go ahead and roast me...