Is imaginarycloud spamming articles to increase their seo?
We publish design articles with some frequency and I often upload them here. From designers to other designers, in other to promote discussion.
I strongly believe that the articles we share have real value and mirror individual opinions.
If we wanted to do it for SEO, we would be spamming "5 reasons why... wtv" and similar stuff. It's a shame that the effort that some authors put in those articles gets disregarded just because of the blog's domain.
Submitting content from your own blog/property is fraught with conflicts of interest. Given the nature of publishing at this point (DN not being the exception to this), it's hard to ignore and assume it's of an altruistic nature.
If the content is worthy, readers will submit it.
That first paragraph is written 100% for SEO purposes.
There's no big SEO value in linking to our own domain and the author of the post has 0 experience in digital marketing. No editing was made in that direction either.
Given the nature of most posts - opinion texts - we like to create discussions from it and participate in them as well. It's not altruistic, it's just what we like to do.
Now excuse me if this seems out of place, but I did wish that a design community was as much about sharing opinions as it is personal portfolios, new tools or interesting news. There's value in all those entries, as I see it.
I just don't see the point in making the discussion about why anyone is sharing anything if in the end it's worthy.
There is no way this:
When I was interviewed by Imaginary Cloud for a Digital Product Designer job opening
was not written for SEO.
Well, I can guarantee that it was not. Also, SEO is about strategically placing keywords in texts to rank better in them. Given our core business, ranking for "Digital Product Designer" would give us very little advantage. It's the actual position name for which he has applied and starting with it was his personal choice.
Oh well, think whatever you wish about it. It's just a shame that some people do prefer reading whatever everyone is repeating throughout the web instead of original content, which takes much more effort to put together.
...doth protest too much, methinks...