Yup, that was abso-friggen-lutely spam. And, unless you live in a really small area and use really obscure keyword phrases, you are not going to rank on the first page on a Google SERP. For example, I had my website (The links are in my signature line) totally rebuilt a few months ago. The domain name itself is 3 years old, but for my keyword phrases, my site languished away on the 15th page on a Google SERP (Search Engine Results Page). So, I had my website torn down and rebuilt using the Wordpress platform. That gave me control to make all of the changes I would need to make (text content, videos, links, etc).
I started to investigate white hat SEO
techniques and began building my website. Now, my area (Baltimore MD) has about 600 carpet cleaning companies, and most have websites, so the internet marketing for carpet cleaning in Baltimore was pretty established. Strangely enough though, when my website was launched, it landed on the second page for my keyword phrases in the SERP. I guess Google spiders found my website, crawled it and decided to put me on the second page to see if anything else would happen on my site. After about two months, Google punted my website all the way down to page 18. (AAAAARGH!!!).
Ok, so I backed off... regrouped... and began reading a ton of books and websites for reasons as to why my website would fall off the face of the planet (because unless you are on page 1 or 2 in a search for your keyword phrases, you pretty much don't exist. How often do you go past the second page when searching for something on the internet? Not that far past that I am guessing.)
I learned a lot of strategies for getting my content and website out there, and wouldn't ya know... my website is on the 5th page now in a Google search for my keyword phrases. I am hoping (no, praying) that after Google (and to a lesser degree, Yahoo and Bing) get done crawling my site, I will eventually land on the first or second page.
Well, sorry for writing a novel here. LOL!
I get kinda jacked up when talking about internet marketing and that kinda thing. No, I am not selling any sort of SEO
services. I'm a carpet cleaner for petes sakes! I never thought I would need any of that internet knowledge, but I guess as a business owner, I have to be multi-talented.
Good luck and have a good one!