I’ve been going through an email cleanse the last few weeks. To be quite honest I am getting sick of hype arriving in my inbox. I know some of it may be good information but these days I am feeling that I would rather get the info late after some user testing has been done.
The amount of people getting into blogging for profit and other reasons is growing an an absolutely alarming rate so the Guru’s and wannabe Guru’s are going nuts telling everyone just what they should do to be the next big thing or get top slot in Google. Much of this info filters through and is recommended on good faith. Any of us that have given on information have probably given on false information without knowing. After all this whole blogging game is one huge guessing game so we have to make educated guesses and sometimes go with our our gut feelings.
I’ll give you an example. One solid piece of information that is passed around time and time again is that you need back links for Google’s little spiders to find your new website and get you indexed.
Well just last week I registered 5 new domains and set up hosting on them, nothing else. I submitted each site to webmaster tools (no sitemap). When I came to install WordPress on them this week and start getting them ready I thought I would see if they had indexed, just for the hell of it….. Guess what, all 5 had been indexed for their domain and the only content they had was the cgi bin folder that Hostgator hosting installs.
So this little piece of solid “truth” that is passed around, clearly is not true. Backlinks are very important in my opinion but you don’t have to have them to get indexed…. I see that as a fact now!
So taking this thought with me even trusted sources could be passing along false information, not necessarily intentionally.
I’m not saying ignore the Guru’s or never buy any ebooks or products, just be cautious and don’t expect everything to work to the letter.
Many of my methods for making cash online have come about from reading, lots, and then my own intuition and twist of methods that I have read. Use your noggin a bit, test everything, don’t believe the hype and develop your own place online and your own ways, there is plenty of space.
Let me know what you think?