Panda & the Death of SEO PR

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In the “old days”: SEO

skyrockets results

First: Google’s Panda


“SEO-Enhanced” pages

Next: Google confirms importance of


Google patent reveals it’s time to

think outside the link

SEO hucksters


this situation (and still do), because they could promise that their ‘Search Optimized Releases’ would deliver near-instantaneous visibility to whomever would pay them top-dollar for the privilege.

For those willing to pay, search status was gained and quickly forgotten while the SEO cardsharps and costermongers lined their pockets. Meanwhile, the internet quickly grew flush with poorly vetted, high-keyword, low-content junk ..

First. Enter Google’s “Sheriff” Matt Cutts and his giant Panda.

A serious bear of an algorithm with a taste for hucksters,

hunting down



intentionally SEO-enhanced content.

What Panda leaves alone are quality, content-rich posts and sites that have derived their position from organically grown attention — attention garnered from the site being awesome and useful, not from some hack stuffing it near-bursting with backlinks and ‘searchable’ keywords.

Next. Google Reveals New Method of PR Enhancing SEO

Google was awarded a patent that is widely believed to be for the Panda algorithm. In this patent, Google confirms that if a brand is mentioned on a web page,

even if it is not linked

, Google considers such a mention as an “implied link”. What this means to you is that the

simple mention

of your brand on a web page signals to Google that your website carries additional authority and interest.

Time to Think Outside the Link

We’ve all been trained (brainwashed?) to believe that accumulating high quality follow links is the path to search engine ranking. But Google’s recent patent reveals that’s just

not the whole story


We know that nofollow links don’t pass Page Rank to your site, but we now know that nofollow links (as appear in our online press releases) may actually carry some value. And, of course, these links can still drive traffic to your website, so they should not be discounted.

The biggest news to come out of this patent is that

brand mentions matter

, even if not linked. In other words, if others are mentioning your brand, those mentions will convey added authority and influence, and will affect your search ranking positively.

In Summary:


devours all the junk

, leaves the healthy stuff for the rest of us, and, what’s better, pushes that naturally good stuff up to the

very top


This is what customers want to find, and what you should want to deliver — which is where eReleases comes in.

Gimmicky methods of search-engine tomfoolery

may briefly earn you a place above the salt, but nothing, absolutely


can put you on the pages of The New York Times, or on the waves of NPR, or grant longevity at the top of Google — nothing except a reader-focused (not search-engine focused) press release placed in front of the right journalists at the right time.

Which is exactly what eReleases has been doing for 20+ years.

Don’t be fooled. Our competitors may promise “30,000+ journalists and bloggers”, but nobody can compare to

100,000+ hand-picked journalists and editors

in hundreds of industry-specific categories.

These are professional reporters who


your release,


your release, and most importantly, want to


it with the world.

And that’s something SEO will never be able to touch. Thanks, Panda.

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