SEO is Dead! Let people keep spreading that rumor.
SEO is Dead! How many times have you heard that? It's likely from some "guru" preaching their findings saying that "SEO is Dead" and then they go on to explain why they think so. I think it's just click bait getting everyone to come in and comment, just like the title of this discussion... Did you get drawn in to read something about how I think that everyone needs to move on to a new method in order to rank higher in the SERPs? Well that's what a lot of people do, but they try to sell you something lol.
So is SEO going to die in the future?
Well I can't say for sure if it will stay around forever because I don't own any of the search engines. I'm just a small internet marketer trying to abuse the SERPs in order to obtain traffic, and in the end, some sales. SEO has been around since the dawn of a website and doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
SEO is dead, my websites are not ranked!
Well your websites probably aren't ranked because you f*cked something up and now you have a nice little penalty dished out by Google, Yahoo! and/or Bing lol. You need to be nice to your website when building links and the search engines will grant you the gift of higher rankings. They will send delicious website traffic to you which is super targeted based on the content of your website if you do it right. If you do it wrong, like the people who always b*tch about their rankings, you will just open a discussion later on and complain.
SEO is ever evolving, not headed towards the light.
When I started working on websites back in 2003 you could do very little in order to rank a website. If you did a little bit of manual work and got a few links on high PR websites, you could rank for almost anything. It was even easier in the mid to late 90's when you could just run some software to build 1,000,000 profile links aimed at your homepage and rank for literally any keyword lol. Now you have to be more strategic and legitimate because dumb blackhat methods may work at first, but won't help in the long run if you get caught. You'll be blacklisted along with your blackhat techniques. And when I say "blackhat" I don't mean that you used some software in order to build links.
But (insert Guru Name) said it IS dead!
Well that "guru" might be saying that to pull in his or her minions so that he/she can sell them a product on why he/she thinks so. Hell, that "guru" may even try to pitch a "New" SEO method in order to help you get ranked. Be careful of "gurus" and the sh*t they spread. There are a few well known people out there that I do follow, but not many
Why do you say "Let people spread that rumor"?
I say that you should let people spread the rumor that SEO is Dead because it just makes my job easier If more people bow out of the SEO game it just means less competition for me from other SEO companies trying to catch a big fish (company) and it will also be easier for me to rank my websites for my niches because some people will stop their SEO completely after they read an article from JohnBob9384 on AdviceForumtTodayNowBlah.io
In conclusion, let people keep talking about how SEO is Dead because it will only help us in the long run. Whenever you see someone actually talking about how they think SEO is Dead, chime in and say they're completely right