By Jeff Stevens
SEO is a war. The promised land? Front page SERPs. The enemy? Pandas and Penguins. You can’t just run into battle with your axe anymore like you could in 2012, if you tried that nowadays you’d get beaten back to the slums of page fifteen.
So you gotta get into guerilla warfare nowadays if you want to survive. Dont look like you’re doing SEO. Be all innocent and stuff. If Google catches you doing SEO, its page ten for you, buddy.
Anyone seen Warm Bodies? Remember that scene where the chick has to walk like a zombie to avoid getting caught?
“No, stupid! You’re doing it wrong!” The most important thing about SEO is to make it look natural, as if you’re totally innocent and there’s “nothing dodgy happening here, officer”. In just the same way that this chick is alive and needs to fake her zombie status, YOU are an SEO, and you have to fake being a retarded webmaster who doesn’t do SEO and relies on ‘quality content’ to rank their site.
So here’s how it works. What do natural (like actually natural) anchor text profiles look like? Well, people don’t usually make links to other websites by using that person’s primary keyword. First they wouldn’t know what their primary keyword was, and if they did, they wouldn’t care, because they’re not getting paid for SEO, they’re just making a link. So what anchor text would they use? Stuff like ‘click here’, “click this link”, “click this URL” is stuff I’d normally do.
On top of that you also gotta write the URL as is, i.e. www . some random blog . com (spaces added to avoid a real link). But even then, it’s unlikely that the url would look exactly like that every time, its still suspicious and looks like you’re trying to fake it, like zombie chick back there. “NO! TOO MUCH!” Too much zombie-walk = blatantly fake zombie. So do variations of the URL – with and without the http ://, with and without the ‘www’, with and without the backslash at the end. For some you can do all lower caps, for some you can capitalise the first letter i.e. www . Some random blog . com, and for some you can capitalise the first letter of every word i.e. http:// Some Random Blog . com/ . But for heavens sake, don’t shout all in caps. No one does that, not even zombie webmasters.
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