Search Engine Optimization with WebPosition Gold

Author: Brad S. Konia, Brent Winters
List Price: $49.95
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ISBN: 1556229240
Publisher: Wordware Publishing (15 June, 2002)
Edition: Paperback
Average Customer Rating: 3.67 out of 5

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Rating: 2 out of 5
Looking for more
I like and dislike WPG 2. I liked the Reporter and the Page Critic I think these are the best tools on WPG 2. But I disliked the Page Generator and the Upload Manager they didn't seem to be of much use for me. After becoming computer and e-commerce literate I was aware of all the different things one can add or do to one's site. After the 30 days were up for my trial period I decided not to get WPG 2. I thought the price for the Professional Edition was too much. I found something better. SBI! Check out and you'll see what I mean! Although others successfully use WPG 2 I was looking for something more and I FOUND IT!

Rating: 5 out of 5
Response to August 9th Review
I am the author of this book and I feel compelled to respond to the slew of false statements posted anonymously by "A Reader" in the August 9th review. It is obvious from reading this "review" that this person does not have even the most basic comprehension of search engine optimization principles, nor does he (she?) understand the purpose of WebPosition Gold. WebPosition Gold is first and foremost an analytical tool. It makes statistical comparisons between your Web pages and competing pages that are highly ranked in search engines. It then presents you with detailed reports including specific recommendations on how to make your pages more appealing to search engines. Since the reports are based on up-to-the-minute statistical analysis, it is absurd for the reviewer to state that this information is out-of-date. It's also misleading to state that search engines don't like this program. Search engines don't like people who spam their databases with off-topic pages. While it's true that one could use WebPosition to generate these types of pages, this tactic is strongly discouraged by FirstPlace Software, the developer of the program. Had the reviewer bothered to actually read the book, he would have found that I also warned readers against using any type of deceptive tactics with search engines. The point is that WebPosition is a tool. Like any tool, it can be used properly and professionally, or it can be misused. The reason I wrote this book was to help people learn how search engine optimization professionals use this program. For the record, my company currently has hundreds of clients with top positions in every major search engine. If you make the necessary time investment to learn and apply the principles described in this book, you can achieve similar results for your company.

Rating: 1 out of 5
Misinformation galore
I can't believe that such out-of-date misinformation is actually for sale. It's really well-known that search engines really don't like this program. Search on the web for information and you'll find a lot of people losing their IP addresses, and even their domain names, in search engines. Why would you take the risk of being banned by the major search engines, when it's a fact that the engines recommend to stay away from this stuff? I would not recommend this book at any price. I loved the totally-wrong myths at the end though: "It's a myth that search engines don't like doorway pages." Yeah, search engines really love it when you try to pull tricks like that. Sheesh..

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