Oh, those were the days. Back in elementary school when we had no responsibility and we would ....... Oops forgot people are reading this
Over that last week of reading here at Cre8asite Forums, there have been some pretty interesting and important posts/comments that have been happening.
As I was reading, I realized there was a confluence of events and thoughts coming together that are unmistakeable. What to do next is obvious based on these events.
We have a lot of creative and very smart people posting here. Their thoughts are on the cutting edge of SEO and Online Marketing. A wealth of information and strategies than can help any online business become more profitable.
So the events that all came together as I see it -->
I started the week by starting a discussion on how to get g##### to treat webmasters and SEO's as customers and offer support for penalties. --> Google Preys On Webmasters -- How To Stop Them
g##### doesn't give us any service or respect for that matter. A little like being Rodney Dangerfield -->
Then @earlpearl brought up a really important issue -- g##### hiding keyword data, so, even if you have their analytics, you can't tell what keyword a user keyed in. Soon we'll be flying blind. Once again they sucked us in -- this time with a little free data -- then decided they don't want to give it to us anymore once they think they don't need us. --> The Crushing Impact Of Not Provided
Then Kim put up a post asking --> Are You Fed Up With Search Engine Marketing? Is This Is The End Of The Road?
And, of course, @iamlost added some very relevant history and analysis of key SEO concepts and pointed out that the real problem is all these webmasters really just have brain damage and that's the problem -->
And Glyn made another very interesting comment on whether to use g#####'s products. Not whether you should use g##### as a channel, which of course you should, but rather whether to use their products. Interesting ....... -->
A website with 3-4K visitors a day has a lot of people to market too, I
think that now marketing to those people is much more valuable than
spending too much time working out Google's next whoodini. It's part of
that reason why I am unconnecting properties from the Matrix (Google)
and basically not going down that whole "merge with the borg because we
want to help you succed".
After thinking about it, it occurred to me. --> Why should I give g##### my data if they won't give me theirs?
Wouldn't that be the best way to respond to g##### if they don't want to treat us as customers and they believe it's O.K. to penalize our websites and not tell us why and then not give us due process or recourse.
It's kind of like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football and Lucy pulls it out the way at the last minute -- Every Time! It's time we learned.
As @glyn suggests, we should just disconnect from the Matrix -- not be controlled by the Borg.
It's simplicity, it's beautiful, and it's productive.
Instead of saying, "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more." Maybe we should say -->
"If you show me yours, I'll show you mine."
"No support from you, then no support from me. Fair is fair, isn't it?"
Disconnect from Webmaster tools, g##### Analytics, g-mail, Chrome, etc., etc, etc. Why make it easy for them to track you when they won't support you?
Edited by chuckfinley, 07 September 2013 - 07:38 PM.