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And would you agree that Onsite Search Engine Optimization will soon be History? Please share your thoughts!
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from theGypsy 2333 Days ago #
Votes: 4

Not even sure what to say Ann... it’s just silly. One thing I believe that sets me apart from the average SEO is the ability to kick a$$ with onsite thus saving uber cash being thrown at link building.... if anything, as search engines try and break their link addictions and the rise of user performance metrics.... onpage/site will actually become more important.......so I say they can have that attitude as can ALL SEO’s.... it will make my job easier... ;0)

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from seofactor 2333 Days ago #
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Yeah I’m with theGypsy. More often than not, I get clients that have established domains with plenty of links. Though they could always use more/better links, the on-page stuff (even the most basic) does wonders. I don’t think on-page SEO is going anywhere.

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from asnider 2333 Days ago #
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On-page SEO will be history? I don’t think so. The methods and metrics might change, but I can’t imaging on-page SEO going away. To me, good SEO starts on the page, not off the page. If you’re good at what you’re doing, you often don’t need very many links to rank well if your on-page SEO is done well (depends on the market you’re working in, but regardless, on-page SEO will not die any time soon).

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from jboeckman 2333 Days ago #
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I have to agree with theGypsy. As recently as last week I have seen very good movement, with competitive keyword phrases, from a newly launched site just from onsite SEO techniques. Couple that with a decent link building campaign and number one listings are sure to follow.

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from Jill 2332 Days ago #
Votes: 6

*Sigh*How many times do we have to hear the same old "SEO is dead" argument?

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from SEOhack 2332 Days ago #
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if there’s money to be made, somebody is going to be moving on it.  i’ll be glad to that shit so he can go off and pursue some other stuff.  see you all at the bank.

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from theGypsy 2332 Days ago #
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@Jill ..... erm... until the next drama-du-jour shows up??? hee hee...... bring it on!!

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from incrediblehelp 2332 Days ago #
Votes: 1

Exactly Jill

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from Jeeb90 2332 Days ago #
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Yes, onsite SEO will be history and won’t help the googlebot to determine what your page is about. Google will figure out what your page is about by looking at marshmellows.

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from Jeeb90 2332 Days ago #
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@Jill, I imagine we will be hearing it a few more times because Jason Calacanis appears to be booked at search conference keynotes until 2012.

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from Jill 2332 Days ago #
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@Jeeb90 that’s fine. Jason doesn’t understand the difference (well pretends not to) between search engine spam and SEO. But others in the industry presumably do.Or perhaps not?

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from floppy 2332 Days ago #
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"Not even sure what to say Ann... it’s just silly. One thing I believe that sets me apart from the average SEO is the ability to kick a$$ with onsite thus saving uber cash being thrown at link building.... if anything, as search engines try and break their link addictions and the rise of user performance metrics.... onpage/site will actually become more important...."Wow, I couldn’t of said that better myself.  After redesigning my template this week, I took a closer look at onsite (internal) opt, and I can already see the difference.  Saved me buku bucks for a specific keyword I was going to start targeting.

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from dan404 2332 Days ago #
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@Jee90 Is marshmellows a new meta tag I should know about??Need to know!Oh yea, do I need to no_marshmellow links now?

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from Rizoh 2332 Days ago #
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Sounds like the same old onsite SEO is dead story. They may call it something else in the future, but the dynamics will remain the same.

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from ponyboy96 2332 Days ago #
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I think the opposite is going to be true. On-site SEO is, IMO, becoming even more important.  I think SEO link building is on its way out.

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from g1smd 2331 Days ago #
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What a load of tosh. With the totally screwy systems that pass as a CMS that most people seem to want to use these days, there has never been a more important time to be tweaking on-site stuff. Joomla anyone?

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from Jeeb90 2330 Days ago #
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"Oh yea, do I need to no_marshmellow links now?"Haha, yea.  Better do that.

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from Halfdeck 2330 Days ago #
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"what are the search engines going to use to determine content, relevancy, theme, etc. if they are paying no attention to what is on the page?"Wow... I can’t believe I just read that.

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from pathikbd 2326 Days ago #
Votes: -1

Onsite SEO is a thing you can manipulate. And Search Engines hate manipulation.Asif AnwarAuthor of the Controvertial Article :-)

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