Knowing of Google’s recent algorithm update is being aware of the need to change our writing habit. We have already pushed ourselves to the limits and expanded our thoughts to the pinnacle of our intellect, yet things seem quite not right. Content—we all wonder how important this is to our blogs. If we want to get a piece of their indexing and crawling time, all we can do is to adhere to their set of laws, as if there is no other option but to follow THEIR rules.
Sometimes we blame it on Yahoo. Why did they allow Google to overpower them? Where in the world did they get that submissive act? That algorithm has both alarmed and served bloggers—yet in our terms, we always want one slick competition. Competition, that word always sounds good for us Internet users. If in case Yahoo—and even Bing, Ask, and all those minor search engines—copies the algorithm thing that makes every web owner crazy, we all end up being PageRank crazy.
And we all end up PageRank-crazy bloggers
On a different note, we bloggers should admit (even some blogging experts have announced that this Google PR issue has nothing to do with our sales and traffic) that we are still PR-obsessed people. It’s more evident in blogs that have been live for less than six months, most especially if these blogs were started with all obedience to all Google’s SEO rules. The green bar is pretty obsessive, right? It’s like playing a 1980’s Atari game—level one leads to severe addiction.
The recent algorithm update killed the 2010 blog brevity obsession. Now, everyone is pushing it to 400 words and up. Everyone is making it too long —like a male peacock seducing his long desired mate—to get the search engine’s attention. Yet somehow, this move shut down the popular adage that “content ‘quality’ is king”.