SEO Without Content – Charles Snyder Raw #95. Since everyone is getting ready for the weekend, here are my thoughts on SEO and content creation. Actually our question was sent to us by Derrick on Quora and most of the answers he got were correct. So I don’t want to rehash what was already stated correctly.
But there was some information being tossed around that in my experiences, amounts to little more than misguided crap. Or possibly intentionally misguiding, but either way I say they are dead wrong. Finally, I dive a little deeper into the question and ask a few of my own to get Derrick thinking.
So Derrick wants to know:
“[I’m] wanting to learn Search Engine Optimization (SEO), but I hate [creating] content. I want to help local businesses… but will I have to [create] content for them?”
Setting the record straight
So as I cover in about half of the video, SEO without content is busy work that will produce zero results. In other words, I ask Derrick and everyone else for that matter, what are you optimizing if you don’t have content?
Now one thing I forgot to cover in the video are some options. For example, if you don’t want to create content and your customers don’t have any, don’t work for them. Or you could always work with someone that loves content creation.
Anyway, in the other half of the video I discuss some misinformation you received. Since at least one of the answers is patently false, I will just share with you; Google, Yoast and others recommend a minimum of 300 words for a single post or page. Primary content or “Pillar” content should be at least 900 words minimum.
PLEASE NOTE: I no longer answer questions like SEO Without Content on Quora. There are no checks and balances in place for the rampant censorship by some moderators. And to make matters worse, inquiries about the anonymous censorship that goes on there have yet to see any reply. Since that is the case, I will continue to help others, I just won’t be wasting my time on that website. So Say Goodbye Quora!