I did talk to an SEO specialist.....and, they
said that there`s a magic number of 300 articles that need to be
written and published on any given website, in order for Google to look
favorable upon it in the search rankings........does anyone know if
there`s any truth to this? Thank you!
As far as I`m concerned, that`s just utterly ridiculous, and likely a
way to get you to pay for a year`s worth of article writing.
Going back to one of my favorite examples of this kind of backward
thinking, I remember the first time I saw a sign for a "Christmas in
We all observe that people spend a lot of money shopping around
Christmas. Nobody knows why....it just happens. Thinking logically, we
decide that there`s something about the word "christmas" that`s causing
people to spend money.
Therefore, if we use the word "christmas" at any time, we can cause
people to spend money. So if we use the word "Christmas in July," that
will cause people to spend a lot of money in July....or June...or
A logical syllogism is an internally proven argument, divorced from
reality. I`m simplifying massively, but another example is: "The moon
is green. Mouldy cheese is green. Therefore, the moon is mouldy cheese."
On the surface, the argument is true. All the logic is correct. But in the real world, it`s ridiculous.
The current observation is: "I see lots of Web sites in the top 10 on
search results. Those Web sites have lots of content. Therefore, having
lots of content causes rankings within the top 10."
In the real world, those Web sites at the top of the search lists are
*interesting* and relevant, direct information that specifically
answers questions for those who are searching. The number of words, in
and of itself---a number---has nothing at all to do with the fact of
the site`s prominence.
You can be selling Widgets, and have 10,000 articles on everything
under the sun. But if those articles don`t specifically apply to
selling Widgets, what`s the point?