They say ‘The Pen is Mightier than the Sword’ . Well I am about to find out if that’s the case, because I’m attempting to ‘Smack Down’ a Panda with nothing but words.
3 Days ago I challenged Article Marketing to a duel. If you did not catch the initial challenge then you should go and read the story so far…
This is an update to let you know how we are tracking, what has been happening, who has been not non challenging (?) me, and what the Panda thinks about all of this.
Why Start the Challenge Now?
Apart from the fact that I want to know if Unique Article Wizard and Article Marketing actually work – the timing of this is based on the release of the latest algorithm Updates from Google.
The update, affectionately known as the Panda Update had one main purpose: To remove shallow sites, content farms, and sites overloaded with ads.
Basically it was aimed at spun content and well, mass article Marketing. A Perfect time to find out if it’s (still) effective.
Patience is a Virtue.
A Virtue I don’t have. I swear if I hear one more thing about Drills….
So far I have written 3 Articles and submitted them through UAW. The topics have coered Lithium-Ion Batteries and how to store your Cordless Drill.
I am going away this weekend so tonight I have to write 3 more and schedule them. I will cover the topics of Torque, Bpm, and The Best Drill for Masonry.
My excitement levels, as you can imagine – are through the roof, and as we speak I can hardly contain my enthusiasm for the evening ahead of me. Oh the Joy is overwhelming.
‘But Have Patience GrassHopper. Do not go to the Panda, but let the Panda come to you’
And with that completely irrelevant and illogical piece of advise, I move on and visit the Keyword Labs Question Tool to find out what I will be writing about next week…
Trying to Keep up with Google’s Algorithm Changes is like trying to put a wetsuit on in a mini, and all we can hope to do is wait until everything calms down, then take stock … and wait for the Blackhat SEOers to figure something new out (just kidding!!)
Unique Article Wizard, which as I mentioned is one of the largest Article Marketing services and also one of the best is so because of one main reason. They manually check each and every article that is submitted to them, and what this means is that the new Algorithm Changes are actually a good thing!
The Panda is basically aimed at low quality content, spammy sites that contain keyword rich, grammatically incoherent drivvle; And since UAW manually approve every article that comes their way, you can be guaranteed that the content you submit through them, and the content you get from them (yes you can install a plugin to receive free quality content) will not be punished by the panda.
What Does Unique Article Wizard Think of the New Algorithm?
I emailed UAW about this challenge and they checked out the post, thought it was awesome – and pointed me to their blog based on some of the comments. Read this Entry on the UAW Blog to see what they have to say about the new Algorithm. The post is titled Lovin’ Google’s New Algorithm so you can get an idea of what they think about it.
I Challenged a Panda. Eeeek, I’m Gonna Need Backup!
When I started this Challenge my intention was to find out if and how much traffic I could get (and how I could move through the rankings at the same time) using nothing but article marketing and the automated assistance of UAW.
But then I was joined in the fight, thank goodness – because a Panda is no push over. Granted they’re the stupidest creatures to ever evolve, but they’re still bigger than me. And if that black eye is anything to go by, they know how to fight…
So with that Robert Dempsey joined the fight, and announced his intentions by Accepting my Non Challenge. This was going to be an interesting experiment as it was, but Robert joining the party has just made it even more so, mainly because his niche site is monetized and designed completely different*
*Robert also has a bit of SEO history on the site, with some bookmarking and directory links coming in. He does however mention this so we know where we stand.
Righty Ho Robert, You Be ‘Bam’, I’ll be ‘Boo’. – They’ll never see us coming
Slight Tweaks to my Plan.
I originally said that I was not going to even bother Pinging the URL’s that my submitted articles created but now I have decided to renig on that plan and ping away.
For this I will be using Pingomatic.com because it is easy, reliable, and it works.
Apart from that I am still resisting the urge to socially bookmark, directory list, or profile backlinks to this site. The sole linkbuilding method will be through Article Marketing, at least for the first
30 days. 27 days.
Next update at Day 7 when I will see if and how much traffic I have, and what my rankings are doing.