said 7 months, 4 weeks ago:
I’m reminded of the 1000′s of subscribers of Jim Cockrum, Mike Koenigs, and other internet marketing leaders who would argue that getting the customer is first and foremost, while everything else can be jobbed out or automated. They’re right. And that is a huge threat to traditional web design firms who have NOT grasped that pretty does not trump customer-grabbing-functional — ever!
All the millionaires I know under 30 would most certainly and eagerly argue this point. I’ve been listening… and I must agree that customer optimization comes first, whether that be via SEO or specific targeted viral methods that do NOT require Google’s search engines at all.
I think that is why there’s a definite rush toward optimizing video above websites these days. My first job is to get me or a client in the number one spot on a YouTube and Google page. Video comes first now on most pages. Then, and only then, do I worry about what’s on a website… and I rarely care these days if that website is at the bottom of the Google heap. Depending on your optimization method, Google SERPS can rarely matter, if you can find another method to draw traffic directly to your site or YouTube Channel.
Meaning… things are changing up days… swirling around… and getting rather exciting… in terms of video and video channels trumping the need to pursue normal search engines.
When you can build a website 100% completely full of high quality yet duplicate content and beat everyone to the top of Google post Panda and Penguin within hours of your posting content, you bet something has changed that even Google can’t stop.
Makes me giggle just thinking of the unstoppable possibilities that video and mobile have added to the formerly stymied Google SERP algo mix.
Just my little bird’s eye view…