By theGypsy | February 11, 2010
A few week’s ago I put a shout out on Twitter for a Poll; What SEO myth’s/crap pisses you of the most? And as often can happen with Twitter I received more responses than I could actually use. Now? I have a good list of SEO myths and crap.
So why not get out the guns, knives and C4 to destroy a few of the more common dung heaps in the SEO world? Right? It seems fitting to get them out of the way while this blog is in the early days of its evolution… for however long the madness lasts..
This is the first post in the ‘Crap and Mythology’ section… there will be more to come…
#1 Submitting to search engines
Oh fuck fuck fuck…. Do I seriously even have to write about this one? I knew this post was a bad idea. Well screw that. I shall just grab a snippet from my post on Search Engine Journal;
“Before we go, I think it is important to note there is a HUGE difference between discovery and indexation. Remember those jackasses charging to ‘submit to the search engines’? Never pay for submission as indexation requires (in most cases) some form of PageRank (link love) being passed to the page in question. This can be external links or internal links, which essentially is what we see with sites with greater authority.
Search engines decide if they are going to index and rank content based on a wide variety of factors from link love to authority and temporal query importance. Simply being discovered is a long way from actually ranking for something meaningful and bringing in targeted referrer traffic”
While this is certainly one of the longest running piss-offs for SEOs, it should go without saying that it is total and utter bullshit.
Any SEO worth shit isn’t going to ‘fire and forget it’ with the site or a page on said site. The act of actually optimizing the site/page and building links to it will take care of the indexation. End of story. There is no fucking need to submit to any search engine
Oh and 200 search engines? We’ve seen that one too… there really isn’t much point worrying about a bunch of search engines no one has ever heard of. Any SEO company that sells this service is either trying to rip you off, or showing their total ignorance of the SEO process…
Anyways, there’s Part 1… a no brainer. Feel free (as always) to sound off in the comments!
Look for more Myths and Crap soon!