Disadvantages of Organic SEO?

Posted on 2005-04-11
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
Hard One I guess

Tell us about the Disadvantages of Organic SEO
Question by:mcse20002000
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    The two alternatives are "organic SEO" - trying to create a quality website user-oriented website with good original content that the search engines are looking for - and "hit and miss SEO" - trying to use unnatural methods and/or content that is geared towards search engines alone.  The latter is "hit and miss" because sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes the results last for a while, sometimes they don't.  Personally, I think the 'disadvantages' of organic SEO are far outweighed by the benefits of being more predictable, reliable, and stable.  This will become increasingly true as the search engines continue to refine their algorithms and get better.

    Having said that, the key 'disadvantages' of organic SEO are that it requires more initial cost either in terms of time or money (if you are doing it yourself or hiring someone) and it may take longer for the results to be realized in the SERPs.  
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    mcse20002000 -

    >Tell us about the Disadvantages of Organic SEO

    1. It takes time, sometimes too long.

    2. Unpredictable ranking therefore unpredictable traffic.

    3. Larger upfront cost.

    - duz

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