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Old 08-12-2007   #1
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Thumbs up How can optimization be done in a few days?

I see several companies offering services to make one's website rank number 1-3 in Google in the first week or less.

Unless they provide MANY GREAT
backlinks to your website, how can they optimize it in such a short ime???

It is either a scam . . . or . . .
do they have some 'friend' at
Google???

I am wondering . . .
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Old 08-12-2007   #2
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Re: How can optimization be done in a few days?

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I see several companies offering services to make one's website rank number 1-3 in Google in the first week or less.

Unless they provide MANY GREAT
backlinks to your website, how can they optimize it in such a short ime???

It is either a scam . . . or . . .
do they have some 'friend' at
Google???

I am wondering . . .
Chances are, those companies are talking about ranking 1-3 on Google with PPC for some random terms.
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Old 08-12-2007   #3
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Re: How can optimization be done in a few days?

Yeah, I can rank your site #1 in about a half hour using PPC - but it's not optimization, it's advertising. So can you. Google will even help you set it up for free.

IMO, this type of advertising is misleading and brings our profession into disrepute.

To my knowledge, there is no SEO company/person with that type of "friend" in Google. Google is so decentralized that there are unlikely to be many individuals who could do anything of the sort. I've yet to see an "action" taken by Google that didn't involve a team effort (ie Matt Cutts talking to someone or other - not Matt Cutts pushing a button personally).

There would have to be a conspiracy involving several people across different departments in order to accomplish any kind of ranking for pay scheme. And it would be a HUGE issue as soon as it got out. And it would. There are too many idealistic employees for anything like that to be covered up for long.

And it most certainly would not be offered for sale publicly to random strangers off a website. I have clients who would pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for an instant shortcut to the top. It's unlikely you are being asked to pay this

In short, this is clearly a "too good to be true" offer. Check the small print. Better yet, talk to an SEO/SEM firm that doesn't offer misleading services.

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So true mcanerin!

In fact, here is what Google has to say:

"- No one can guarantee a #1 ranking on Google.

Beware of SEOs that claim to guarantee rankings, allege a "special relationship" with Google, or advertise a "priority submit" to Google. There is no priority submit for Google. In fact, the only way to submit a site to Google directly is through our Add URL page or through the Google Sitemaps program, and you can do this yourself at no cost whatsoever."


"- Be sure to understand where the money goes.

While Google never sells better ranking in our search results, several other search engines combine pay-per-click or pay-for-inclusion results with their regular web search results. Some SEOs will promise to rank you highly in search engines, but place you in the advertising section rather than in the search results. A few SEOs will even change their bid prices in real time to create the illusion that they "control" other search engines and can place themselves in the slot of their choice. This scam doesn't work with Google because our advertising is clearly labeled and separated from our search results, but be sure to ask any SEO you're considering which fees go toward permanent inclusion and which apply toward temporary advertising."


http://www.google.com/support/webmas...n&answer=35291

Hope that answers your question!
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Re: How can optimization be done in a few days?

It is impossible for a site to be ranked at the top of Google in such a short time. Someone must be cheating I think...
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Re: How can optimization be done in a few days?

Thanks for the info Beu
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Re: How can optimization be done in a few days?

Or once you talk to them, the guarantee covers phrases like "finding 1965 ford mustangs in florida".
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