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Why only suckers "game" the search engines

Some people spend their lives tweaking their pages and trying the latests tricks to get better search engine rankings.

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Believe it or not, 11.13% of the people who use support the site!
Personally, I've got better, more profitable things to do with my time.

The problem with trying to put one over on the search engines and get an undeserved high ranking is that the search engines aren't idiots, and as soon as someone finds a way to trick one, they institute countermeasures. So you get a high ranking for a while, and then suddenly you find your ranking sucks, or you even get dumped from the search engine. Then you're totally screwed - unless you spend even more time trying new tricks on the search engines.

It's a never-ending rat race. You have to consider the cost of all those hours - or the cost of hiring a ranking service to do the work for you. It's probably cheaper to just buy the clicks at

My honest advice is don't worry about tricks like cloaking, keyword stuffing and so on. Make websites that are useful to people, friendly to search engines, and in the long run you'll get decent -- and deserved -- rankings.

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