Search Engine Optimization

A lot of people are making money from Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Essentially, there are people you can pay who will get your blog/website to the top of all search results, which obviously generates traffic to your site.

SEO is as old as the internet, but it has gained popularity in recent years as more and more people are starting up 'SEO consulting businesses' from their own homes.

There are both good and bad ways of SEO. Tactics such as 'spamdexing' (which is pretty much spamming the same word on your page over and over so it gets a lot of traffic from the search engine) are unpopular with Google and they sometimes file lawsuits against these SE optimizers. Other people have filed lawsuits AGAINST Google because they didn't think Google had the right to disable their spamdexing business.

Anyways, I'm not sure if it's something I could learn. But if I was sitting in a basement for an entire summer with nothing to do (like many of you =P) I think I would get really good at something productive and profit-generation.

SEO - look into it. Good luck

19 comments:

The Liquor Guy said...
February 3, 2011 at 10:37 AM

So if I were to keep talking about MORTGAGES or FORECLOSED HOMES or something of that nature, it may throw up a red flag?

Leo said...
February 3, 2011 at 10:45 AM

I've heard of SEO before, this reminded me. Gotta look into it, thx.
Leo,
http://simplykidleo.blogspot.com/

Banacek said...
February 3, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Interesting stuff. Thanks for the info.

mrecan said...
February 3, 2011 at 12:54 PM

sounds like a nice job

SuciƓ Sanchez said...
February 3, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Google results have been getting more spammy lately - especially image search.

techagent said...
February 3, 2011 at 2:45 PM

The thing about the internet is that anything can grow at an exponential rate. The SEO won't help you if you use devious tactics to get people to your site and they find that the site is not what they wanted. If you just create a good quality page (or website), you will get traffic that helps you get higher on searches. So the first thing should be getting a legitimately good business.

If you build it, they will come.

thenitefalls said...
February 3, 2011 at 6:32 PM

I'll look into SEO it might make things easier :D

Raw said...
February 3, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Good info but i think techagent's right, getting legitimate traffic is a lot better for you in the long run than using shady tactics to try to trick the system.

Das Auto! said...
February 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM

legitimate traffic ftw, but this is something i might check out regardless

thegoldenchild said...
February 3, 2011 at 8:20 PM

thanks for sharing

MRanthrope said...
February 4, 2011 at 1:06 AM

thanks for the tip.

tigey said...
February 4, 2011 at 1:25 AM

yeap , SEO is becoming more and more popular

Araita said...
February 4, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Looks really interesting, anyway im with the guys up there, legitimate traffic is better

Toast Burnt said...
February 4, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Wow, thanks Shelby. I do need a lot more traffic. My CTR is at like 9.5%! P.S. you're hot. :D

Following and supporting.
toastburnt.blogspot.com

Isaac said...
February 4, 2011 at 3:48 PM

it's more work than you think, but yeah if you're unemployed might as well do something productive lol

Some Guy said...
February 4, 2011 at 11:55 PM

so who gives you the money?

my day in a sentence said...
February 5, 2011 at 9:54 AM

For some reason, my sister is a SEO expert. :D
Following and supporting!

Rorschach Redemption said...
February 5, 2011 at 12:33 PM

This won't go well with your hotdog stand. :D

Mr. Machine said...
February 8, 2011 at 12:44 AM

Thanks for the reminder, I've got a course on it to follow :)

And yeah, it's a lot of work to do it right =/

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