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Scientific SEO : Manual vs. Automated

Scientific SEO : Manual vs. Automated

One of the best things I ever learned in the navy was troubleshooting and half splitting problems into smaller possible problems. I recently did a bit of microspamming stuff to see what would get nailed and what would not, although I have only tested like 0.0000001% of the market. I want to start focusing more of my efforts on learning how to become a scientific SEO.

I have not built a ton of for profit sites yet, but the likes of Andy Hagans and a few of my other friends have been wearing me down into becoming more of a blog overlord / many for profit site owner.

There are really two main ways to do SEO:

* Manually: Create world class content that is published frequently.
* Automated: Buy and/or build sites that look good to search algorithms and search reviewers even if they are a bit automated.

People tend to dismiss the word automation as meaning it has to be spam, but I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people like Mikkel talk about how many of the most popular websites are heavily automated.

Google, Google News, Digg, and Memeorandum are a few of the many automated sites I generate on a daily basis. I also think it is pretty hypocritical for those creating automated websites to push the image of automation as being associated with spam.

I guess the ultimate goal to create a money printing machine would be to create content that is:

* useful and value added (needs to pass the Turing Test and be citation, bookmark, and subscription worthy)
* unique (so duplicate content filters do not catch it)
* profitable
* nearly 100% automated

I am pretty much starting from scratch on the above autogen idea, but friends have left me tips here and there. I hired a cool programmer who is working away at creating value added websites. It should be fun.

In some areas I am partnered with friends who are all about making money, but as much as anything I want to watch and understand how search evolves on many levels. You really can’t be a true scientific SEO unless you have some automated content you are working with.

Aaron Wall, Search Marketing / SEO Coverage and Rants – Aaron Wall is one of the most vocal search engine marketers in the business and he has channeled his thoughts and expertise into his widely popular eBook, SEObook.

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Aaron Wall, Search Marketing / SEO Coverage and Rants - Aaron Wall is one of the most vocal search engine marketers in the business and he has channeled his thoughts and expertise into his widely popular eBook, SEObook.

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5 thoughts on “Scientific SEO : Manual vs. Automated

  1. Aaron, can you please point us to an example of “automated” web site? A php site is an automated site technically, so what’s your definition of automated?

  2. Thanks for your answer Chris, that makes sense. I do use CMS, I just tried Xaraya which is one of the most beautiful CMS I’ve ever seen,even if it’s hard to implement, it’s a very powerful tool.
    Moreover it’s fully Search engine friendly, you can have your urls rewritten using the title of your article, it’s table less which means easier to maintain, and it’s CSS driven!

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