Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by Abraxi Taxi on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, January 15, 2015).

Is SEO Art or Science?

After about a year of seriously joining G+ and mostly the SEO communities I have concluded that SEO is like religion.While many agree that original content is Supreme, others tend to have varying opinions on anything else.So very mystical;yet addicting.?Anyone else experiencing my religious fervor??

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  • Abraxi Taxi: After about a year of seriously joining G+ and mostly the SEO communities I have concluded that SEO is like religion.While many agree that original content is Supreme,others tend to have varying opinions on anything else.So very mystical;yet addicting.Anyone else experiencing my religious fervor?
  • Kumar Neeraj Kayastha: Very mystical, yet addicting! perfect
  • Jim Munro: SEO is an art, not a science, yet much of it is founded on scientific observation. I'd like to add this to tonight's HOA, Steven, but your post does not ask a question. Would you mind including one? :)
  • Abraxi Taxi: + for you no.Why can no one really agree on what techniques to use for the best SEO? Is this art, science, religion or a combination of all three? Will the clergy explain the Holy Trinity?
  • Abraxi Taxi: + does that work? Sorry I did not make that a question off the bat.
  • Jim Munro: Thanks mate. Would you mind editing your post to add those questions to the top so that our software can pick it up?
  • Abraxi Taxi: If I have + and + among many as artists, + and + along with many as scientists, does that make + the High Priest?
  • Abraxi Taxi: Heck don't know how to edit....do I need to be on the pc?
  • Abraxi Taxi: Yay!!!!
  • Dave Elliott: Its not a religion as it requires logic and there is tangible proof(ie do this and rankings improve). However despite the large ammounts of data it is very difficult to definitively prove anything,especially with the laws of physics(Google)changing on a daily basis. Therefore I say its a softish science like phycology or anthropology or philosophy.
  • Abraxi Taxi: + isn't religion related to a bit to philosophy? In a perverse sort of way?
  • Dave Elliott: Related but coming from it at different angles. I could go on but an SEO forum doesn't seem like the right place for that!
  • Jim Munro: There should be a down arrow top right with a choice to edit, Steven. That's on the pC anyway. My battery is flat. :)
  • Jim Munro: High Priest? Ha. :)

    How about "web builder's labourer"?

    ...or maybe, "servant of the rich and famous". Don't forget we have + ;on our Panel. :)
  • Abraxi Taxi: + it's ok I was just bored and was passing along a thought is all. + and I had you a notch above + for pope.I also figured out to edit post on an android.
    Anyhow my point was that SEO is addicting and it can be a bit fuzzy.Seems many are fanatical about so the reference to religious fervor is all.

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