Tuesday, November 30, 2010

YSAK 293: SEO Tip: Gain business by lying to your customers

Anyone who reads this blog, and virtually anyone else who reads knows that Kijiji is owned by eBay. Heck, Kijiji in the states went so far as to change its name to eBay Classifieds.

Anyone who uses the internet knows that many SEO "experts" are idiots who've read a little bit about coding and are unscrupulous douchebags who're interested in grabbing as much traffic as they can, regardless of whether it's applicable to the site in question. Witness a site I found yesterday that was scraping content from *this* site and reposting it with a bunch of keywords, republishing my content, adding none, hoping to cash in on the Google Adsense revenue. Joke's on you, dimtwit. This site makes pennies a day.

Anyone with ears has figured out that Brits say "advert", Canadians say "ads" or "commercials", and Kijiji users often write "adds". We've established the intellect of most Kijiji users by now, yes?

So, using the above assumptions, make your conclusions about the following post in the "services - skilled trades" section of Kijiji, which asserts that Kijiji is not owned by eBay, but actually Google. And based on that lie and the conclusions that follow, wants you to spend money with his or her company. Watch ...

Free tips for posting an advertisement

Did you know that Kijiji is owned by Google and is the most responsive free advertising platform in the Maritimes.

What does this mean to you?
Your advert is quickly listed on the search engine results for a search with your keywords in it. This is not just another advert for your business. You have a big opportunity of high search engine results. Your advert is a shop window for your company. The content of your advert needs to showcase your company using keywords - words that fully describe your company. This is search engine optimization.

Your advert does many things for you if your copy is set up right.
It shows the readers something about your company, what you do, how you do it and that you are available. If advertising for a work position it shows you are doing well and that other people trust you to do the job. A response to applicants does tremendous goodwill.

If you need assistance with search engine optimization for your advert, website or general online business marketing contact us.

Chucks Internet Marketing Services
Position #1, #2, #3 Page 1 search engine results for the keywords - Local Business SEO Halifax. And others.
If I were to write an article about how *not* to suck at Kijiji, "fill your post with keywords" would *not* be in the commandments. While I commend "Chucks" for his/her spelling and grammar, I condemn him for boldly lying to his potential customers.

3 Responses to “YSAK 293: SEO Tip: Gain business by lying to your customers”

Chuck Rowland said...
December 1, 2010 at 12:23 AM

Thank you for identifying my error and it has been corrected. If you want to make money with your blog there are a number of SEO techniques you need to implement.

You have however added another link to my website and for that I am appreciative.

Chucks Internet Marketing Services

Unknown said...
December 1, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Happy to help, sir, and thanks for posating the correction!

I've done the basic SEO 'round here, but focus instead on providing compelling content for humans, not search engines. Best of luck with the Kijiji SEO and your car-maintenance business.

Anonymous said...
December 27, 2011 at 2:38 AM


Rowland is just another scam artist; back in the day, he'd be stuffing meta tags. Hell, he doesn't even know how to code/develop a site; he's using a free website builder/host provider called weebly.com .

But he's great if you want your site to look like teenager fr 1997 built it. Though, a professional on line presence doesn't matter, as long as you've got your keywords right?

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