SEO Sharing Is Limited In Public Settings

Oct 27, 2011 • 9:32 am | comments (17) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under SEO - Search Engine Optimization

sharingIt is commonly known that when an SEO discovers something that works that most no body else knows about, they won't share it even with their best of friends. But they would never in a million years share it in a public setting, like a discussion forum or conference.

That being said, a WebmasterWorld thread has one member teasing the rest claiming to have found an awesome SEO technique that is golden. He said:

I discovered something in one of my zillions of tests I always have running, something huge. Something so huge in fact that after several additional tests has me shaking today.

I do not think it is a bug, with one change I can outrank any site in Googles index that competes with me. For all you smart arses no it is not adwords. I have never seen anything like this, not since Google was born. Not since all the web or webcrawler or av.

So if you discovered this, what would you do?

No one in their right mind would share the details right away. They would use it up for as long as possible until the technique no longer works. Once it stops working or working as well, they might share it with friends and then those friends might share it in a public setting. That is how it works.

Which often makes most SEOs claim that forums are public conferences are wasteful. I disagree that they are wasteful, because you can still learn from these things.

What would you do?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Preeth Kp

10/27/2011 01:47 pm

exactly well said ! the best secrets are never told


10/27/2011 03:18 pm

The best secrets are never told unless paid for


10/27/2011 04:02 pm

Would a magician reveal his secret? No, because it impresses no one.


10/27/2011 04:16 pm

Well this is the curse and blessing of SEO. It's a horrific stock market effect. If everyone starts using a strategy it will come crumbling down.


10/27/2011 04:45 pm

I've discovered cold fusion after zillions of billions of tests. Some lonely SEO wanted some attention so he tried the old unlimited energy, perpetual motion, cold fusion, whateveryouwannacallit tactic. What would you do with unlimited power? Muahahaha... what a joke. I call shenanigans!


10/27/2011 05:00 pm

keep my mouth shut about it.. daily.. this IS my job.. i have those holes.. i used them on a client 2 weeks ago and they have #1s across the board... and on one of them, we even came in ranking above... something we were not supposed to be able to do... lol...  but search for this term and you will find this anomoly.. (term omitted) The First Rule about #whitecoatseo is you can't blog about it or supposedly some evil vampire named paisley amoeba will find you and kill you when you sleep. (mythological rumor) Some knowledge is best left out of the hands of individuals that do you not understand what they possess.!/lookadoo/status/128702586172870658 See you at the #pubcon #whitecoatseo  ? We are having a think tank area coordinated with Hotel.. where we can share ideas in private that is undocumented.  All the cool kids will be there..!/nuttakorn/status/128925944219049984 =)

Fraser Cain

10/27/2011 05:03 pm

I 'd ask 

Fraser Cain

10/27/2011 05:04 pm

I'd ask him to put up, or shut up. Give us an example of a keyword that he's not ranking for, then have us watch as he instantly pushes that keyword up to the top of the rankings.


10/27/2011 05:30 pm

This is probably just a meaningless grab for attention. This is a well known marketing technique. Make grandiose claims, get a following, then cash in on that following.  The tail wags the dog. 


10/27/2011 06:19 pm

He's lying. If it really worked he would be cashing in on a 8 figure adsense check from ranking adsense websites #1 for every keyword out there. Scam.

Bill Ross

10/27/2011 09:40 pm

I call Bull Sh*t on the fact that this person knows 1 thing that can get them long lasting rankings for any keyword.


10/28/2011 08:17 am

Sounds like a wind up to me. Can't wait to hear the punchline.

Nathaniel Bailey

10/28/2011 09:18 am

Its most likely bull! I bet, next the guy will be offering to sell his "ranking discovery" or something, sounds too much like a scam to me :(

Nathaniel Bailey

10/28/2011 09:26 am

Ok have a read of this post of his and then read his next post on the thread. What's the betting this is just to get traffic to one of his sites by telling people he will be posting all the data and details of this?!

Larry Olson

10/28/2011 04:00 pm

All these frustrated Get Rich Quick kids. Is it even necessary to call bullsh*t?  Schwartz is right, we aren't giving away specific knowledge nor our sites. 

SEO Vietnam

10/29/2011 04:53 am

Nobody in his right mind will give away a technique that can give him total domination as this guy pretends. Just a ploy to get traffic and people talking about him...which he has succeeded in doing.

SEO Vietnam

10/29/2011 04:55 am

Nobody in his right mind will give away a technique that can give him total domination as this guy pretends. Just a ploy to get traffic and people talking about him...which he has succeeded in doing.

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