Do you have your own web site?
Has your Google ranking been suffering lately, by any chance? It maybe that you haven’t been keeping up with things too well.
Search engine optimisation is now only a part of your web site publicity strategy. Meta Keywords? Forget them. Search engine submission software? Bin it! Instead make sure you have a sitemap submitted to Google and a robot.txt file pointing to it. – There’s a lot more good information on this whole subject at www.criticism.com so I’ll send you there rather than plaigarising their stuff.
Obviously the web is evolving and to be fair Google have done some great things, but look, I have a problem. In order to have a competitive page ranking nowadays, it’s a fact that you have to sign up to social networking, whether you like it or not… and quite frankly I do not.
“OK”, I hear you say, “so if people are interested in looking at a site that makes it more “Google important” then thats only fair that it ranks higher. That’s what Google tell us, and it may gain acceptance by the majority.
But if I have a web site, which as a web designer I do – Pixel Workshop, isn’t it enough any more that I have unique selling points, that I have search engine optimised my pages with all the right meta content and the correct balance of keywords and h tags on the page. Is it not enough that I have sorted out my sitemap.xml, robots.txt, submitted the page to Google, blah blah, or even that I have a small adwords campaign going (which I haven’t, and which if we all sign up to just levels the playing field again), with all the associated hrs spent figuring out how best to use it. – No. Now I must sign up to Facebook, Twitter, and all the other social networking sites out there to get a decent page rank, and figure out how to get a blog going on my own web site. Then all my friends can read what is effectively my spam on their Facebook page. I’m sure they will be interested in my web design content, and another friend’s insurance company’s web content, and so on.
By now you’ve worked out that I’m fairly anti-social. I’m not interested in promoting myself through blogs. But hey, I’ll sell my soul, I’ll do it all for an extra quid or two….
But wait! Now I have to keep up the blog blog blogging, telling the world on a daily basis that I’ve had a great day and that I’m really pleased about how my customers are all happy …or how there just don’t seem to be enough hours in which to work, and how I’m looking forward to having a bed time drink and calling it a day. …Happy, happy, happy.
So I’ve been sucked in whether I’m interested or not.
Here’s the deal people. This is deliberate and planned. Google is tied up with the CIA. Check out www.threadwatch.org – also check out www.prisonplanet.com Of course this may sound daft if you believe that the CIA is a pillar of morality for the western world. If so I suggest that you do some research on the peoples tv, Youtube, and fast, before they kill it.
Keep us busy and entertained enough and we won’t have time to question how our lives are being controlled, that’s the idea. Feed us with propaganda through the media and we’ll believe it all, won’t we?
Now it’s time to turn our brains completely to mush.
Happy social networking!