Hi, I’m Vi Wickam and I am here to teach you some Honest SEO Basics on behalf of Social Edge and the Get Listed Program.
Today I’m going to teach how to “game” Google.
Now you may think, that doesn’t sound very honest! And the truth is it isn’t.
Anybody who tells you that they’re going to game Google is full of bologna… or they’re going to get you smacked down by Google.
The truth is you can’t game Google. Maybe you can game Google today- but what’s going to happen tomorrow when Google gets wise to you.
Google is going to smack your website down and they’re going to smack your website down hard. They will smack your website down so hard that you won’t even be able to be found in Google.
So, considering that Google is the #1 search engine, and not just by a little bit. The Google search engine accounts for somewhere in the neighborhood of 85% of search traffic right now- with Yahoo and Bing accounting for 10%, and everybody else is 5%.
So, if you’re not showing up in Google, as far as the internet is concerned, you’re not showing up anywhere.
Don’t try to game Google. It’s a fools errand! It’s a bad idea! If you try to game Google you will only hurt yourself in the long run.
If you’re going to do search engine optimization, you want to be doing the game for the long run, not trying to game Google.
Because the engineers at Google at smart, they are probably smarter than the SEO guy who you’ve been working with who tells you that he’s going to game Google for you. That he’s going to be outsmarting Google… not going to happen.
You will regret it if you try to game Google.
So that’s your honest SEO tip for today! Don’t game Google- you can’t do it. It never works!
Play SEO to win in the long run, it’s the only way to go. I’ll see you next time!