Deep Crawls: SEO Myths

There’s a lot of forum chatter about Big Daddy crawling issues.

I’m not going to link to any of the debates, especially one I spotted in a leading SEO forum which, in my humble opinion, contained nothing but utter b**shit. No, I’m not going to mention it.

Heh :)

I guess my point is: “be careful what we believe”. If there’s something odd happening, it’s amazing the conclusions some so-called SEO experts jump to, and the speed with which they do it. Before you know it, mere conjecture becomes undisputed fact, and it’s no wonder most people don’t have a clue how to rank in Google any more.

Personally, I believe in testing. And reading research papers (pick out the pieces of data a huge search engine could actually process in a cost-effective manner). And not reading seo forums (much) ;)

PS: Aaron has a thoughtful post on the subject.

  1. aaronprattaaronpratt06-06-2006

    I couldn’t agree more Peter, but be careful, you will notice a sharp decline in your blog visitors going against the mainstream of SEO followers. ;)

    You must enjoy Bill Slawski and his SEO by The Sea, he digs deep into patents.

  2. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo06-06-2006

    Agreed. Bill does dig deep – and provides some excellent analysis. I’m glad Bill takes the time to do it – saves me having to! :)

    SEO forums, blogs etc are fine, but people have to be careful who they listen to. A lot of theories are just that – theories – and they don’t become fact simply by virtue of being repeated often.

    When you ask people to prove their theories, most tend to go quiet.

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