Does Google dream of electric sheep?
Consumed => “Psychology Marketing for Bloggers and SEOs” by Carter Bowles on SEOmoz.
I really liked this article but I feel compelled to address this:
“It’s not too much of a leap in logic to say that perhaps we should start thinking not just about the search engine algorithms, but the algorithms of the human brain.”
Well…this has always been true. Google is an android that dreams, perhaps even prays, of becoming human. This is why *all along* Google has said, “Design and dev for real people not the Google algorithm.” Why there are so many SEO myths to the contrary, I’ll never understand.
At the end of the day it comes down to quality of product and what motivates the buyer. Sure you can slice it and dice it but that’s the bottom line, literally. Your letter example worked because you were contacting a very motivated buyer. I’m not knocking it. I’m simply pointing out that when optimized sales is a quality based effort. On the other hand, traditional SEO has tended to favor quantity.
p.s. Trust isn’t something that’s given. It’s something that is earned. And doubt? Doubt is the deal breaker.