in Search Engine Optimization Myths by Jeffrey_Smith

Just like you do not have to understand the intricacies of an automobile in order to drive one, similarly you do not have to understand how a search engine works in order to optimize your website using SEO.

seos-get-schooled

Granted, trial and error often precedes breakthrough and with each failure one of two things occur. The first thing is (1) you try harder or secondly (2) you change your tact. Typically there are two sides to every product, the ones who envisioned and implemented it and the end users.

Somewhere in between (the originators and the end user) is someone performing maintenance (that is the SEO’s tweaking code to maximize search position). Depending on where your core competencies reside, people tend to gravitate towards one or the other (figuring out how things work just enough to fix them or modify them, or ignoring the reasons why and enjoy the product as an end user) and just hiring someone to fix it.

SEO’s fall somewhere in between, and the reason I state this is because in order to be a good SEO, you must always put your ego aside and be willing to learn (constantly in order to stay ahead of the bell curve and not get left in the past).

In this instance, the subject matter is LSI (latent semantic indexing) which has had a great deal of dilution on the topic in addition to grand standing and embellishment. This particular response was from Dr. E. Garcia stemming from a video produced from Stompernet on LSI and how it does not work… which I enjoyed, yet, even the model used to describe how it does not work was flawed with inconsistencies on the true metrics behind LSI.

In order to set the record straight, we have to go to the source, and in this instance it doesn’t get any better than hearing it from Dr. E. Garcia one of the leading experts in information retrieval. So, with no further ado, put on your thinking caps, grab a latte and enjoy as Dr. Garcia takes us all to school on how search engines really work with some of the real principles behind LSI/LSA.

Thank you Dr. Garcia for setting the record straight…. 

Read More Related Posts
Choosing the Right Keywords for Commerce
Keyword research is the first step in any SEO (search engine optimization) campaign. This is the phase where you compile various critical keywords based on your vertical market, competitors, trend ...
READ MORE
Optimizing Titles and Descriptions for On Page Continuity
Despite our best predictions with SEO, you can never pin-point with accuracy which keywords from a title tag, meta description or combined occurrence of a keyword on a page search ...
READ MORE
Which SEO Metrics Matter Most and Why?
What SEO metrics pass the most weight? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about balance within a virtual ecosystem of variables. If one recedes, the infrastructure which supports ...
READ MORE
SEO, otherwise known as search engine optimization is a practice which involves streamlining the structure, contents and composition of your web pages to include signifying elements that search engines identify ...
READ MORE
SEO Tips to Develop a Tactical Game Plan
Websites do not optimize themselves; they need SEO, a game plan and tactful execution to overcome savvy competitor’s intent on ranking in the top 3 results for any respective profit-bearing ...
READ MORE
SEO Web Site Architecture and Why It’s Important
Before you start pouring money into SEO, make sure that your website has an SEO friendly site architecture at its foundation. Just like you would not add the plumbing and ...
READ MORE
SEO Ultimate 1.0 Released From SEO Design Solutions
The tenth major release to the ultimate WordPress SEO suite, SEO Ultimate 1.0 upgrades the Canonicalizer module with a new, exclusive feature labeled "Redirect requests for nonexistent pagination." This seemingly-simple setting ...
READ MORE
SEO for Large Websites Part II
In our first blog post of this 3 part series named SEO for Large Websites Part I, we touched on the importance of defining ranking objectives (from the onset) to ...
READ MORE
Market, Competitor and Keyword Analysis
Market intelligence is the defining strategic advantage held by your competitors. Similarly, if you know where to look, what to look for and how to determine what causes proceed the ...
READ MORE
Consolidating On Page SEO with Content, Navigation and Links
The first and most powerful source for SEO and rankings is your own website. A website deploying topical content, tiered site structure (keeping hops to 3 or less for critical pages) ...
READ MORE
Keyword Research is the Key to E-Commerce
Optimizing Meta Titles and Descriptions
Which SEO Metrics Carry the Most Weight?
SEO Alone is Not Enough
SEO Tips for Creating a Strategic Game Plan
SEO Web Site Architecture and Why It’s Important
SEO Ultimate WordPress SEO Plugin Version 1.0 Released
SEO for Large Websites Part II
Competitive Market Analysis to Reverse Engineer Competitors
Consolidating On Page SEO with Content, Navigation and

About Jeffrey_Smith

In 2006, Jeffrey Smith founded SEO Design Solutions (An SEO Provider who now develops SEO Software for WordPress).

Jeffrey has actively been involved in internet marketing since 1995 and brings a wealth of collective experiences and marketing strategies to increase rankings, revenue and reach.

One thought on “SEO’s Get Schooled on LSI
  1. Very cool article. I like it when you take me to school.

Comments are closed.