Everything has changed during the past few years for all of us who earn a living online and depend on ranking in the SERPs. I know many people, myself included, who lost a huge chunk of our earnings online after all of the animal changes Google has made. Panda, Hummingbird, and Penguin all changed the face of ranking in the search engines. I know one person who sells flags online who lost more than 75% of his traffic and sales practically over night.
I'm sure this has left many of you scrambling to catch up. I know it has left me scrambling to get keywords and terms ranked again. Thank goodness I didn't unintentionally use any tactics that would have left me black listed on Google. On Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEO_%28disambiguation%29 they define SEO (search engine optimization) as “the process of improving the ranking of a website on internet search engines.”
So now this leaves me wondering what really does work with all of the changes that have been made over the past five years or so. I am looking for people to offer me any help and suggestions for techniques, methods, and ideas that do work for getting my website back up in the rankings. It is really irritating, to put it simple, to think of all the work I now have to do again in order to get my business back to where it was before.
I have seriously considered using a service to help accomplish my goals. I have spent countless hours searching for legitimate programs that can actually accomplish the goals I am shooting for. For example, http://supremacyseo.com is one program that actually has a good reputation of being capable of accomplishing real results. I have seen so many other people who have spent hundreds of dollars on some companies that completely failed to deliver. Even worse, I have seen examples of people who spent money on some programs only to actually rank worse in the search engines.
So what tactics and methods are you guys using in order to improve your rankings? I am not afraid of work so I am open to doing things that will require time, effort, and energy. I am, however, only interested in white hat tactics that will actually get results without penalizing my website. I would obviously love to hear about some tactics that not only get results, but hopefully get results as quickly as possible.