Friday, September 21, 2007

So much for Google Trends

Choosing topics from Google Trends seems to not be a panacea for building traffic. While there seemed to some effect to doing that, something has happened to lessen its value. Part of the problem is that spammers are putting Google Trends hot topics on their pages to (successfully) get picked up on the list of articles that match the topics. That means that Google would react to try to block that sort of thing from being effective. Anyone else, like us, is simply collateral damage. They weren't looking to "take us out", we just got "took out" because we were in the line of fire.

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