Google Fu

2007-09-13 09:56 - Web

The other day, the topic of SEO came up at work. I tried to argue gently for certain things, and against others. The point came up that my personal site, with zero dollars or special tactics invested, just good HTML and strategic keywords, has managed to reach page one of Google rather commonly. Here's a selection of actual searches that people found me with, and where I'm ranked, as of right now. What I think is important is that these are not niche keywords, they are general things that I've simply proven to Google that my pages are about.

I could go on, but that's a good set. And all of that takes zero shady tactics. No keyword stuffing in the title, no paragraphs of small text to try to fool search engines, no nothing but good content, and some links earned naturally by being good.

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