Google, I Don't Want Your SEO Advice

Apr 8, 2013 - 8:25 am 38 by

not listeningA webmaster asks in the Google Webmaster Help forum essentially why isn't Google sending him more traffic for a more set of diverse keyword phrases.

So after hearing advice from other SEOs, Google's very own John Mueller comes in to try to help.

John said:

I'd just like to add that I'd really strongly recommend finding a topic that you are passionate and knowledgeable on, and focusing on that. In the long run, having extremely high-quality, unique, and compelling content -- even if it's 1/10th or 1/100th of what you have now -- is going to be much more important for your website. Be patient, take your time, build something that is absolutely fantastic. From browsing a few of the posts there, I might even go so far as to say it might be worth starting over completely. This is not about including relevant keywords or writing "articles" with a specific word-count or keyword density, it's about building a website with a community of passionate users who go to your site (and who recommend it to everyone) because it is by far the absolute best of its kind.

So Google's John Mueller is telling this webmaster, what you have now is something really not compelling for Google to index and rank. So maybe you should start fresh and go with something you can make a difference with.

How does the webmaster respond? Sorry, I can't do that.

I can't start over because it would take me to much time.

Let's see how well that goes.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

Image credit to BigStockPhoto for not listening man.


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