With some buzz lately around what Google is no longer recognizing in terms of SEO (like press releases and guest posts), and with Google limiting the information we can glean about what keywords people typed in to find our sites, figuring out the secret to successful SEO has become a challenge. Many of you may feel like it’s all in vain these days, but I’m here to tell you: it’s not.
Here are a few pointers about how to keep on Google’s happy list and help more people find you through search.
1. Shift Your Thinking. Head of Webspam at Google, Matt Cutts recently said that using guest blog posts for SEO purposes is over. Too many people misused this marketing tool, and now if you post to another blog, it won’t necessarily help you rise in search results.