I’m not usually the one to jump on the bandwagon and start writing about a big event in history such as the downfall of BMR. But in this case because I’ve been a heavy user of BMR and also because I was earning a pretty healthy income from my affiliation to the BMR service (thank you very kindly to all those who used my affiliate link over the past 18 months or so!!!), I feel obliged to discuss this matter to some degree at least.
As you probably know by now, BMR is no more and they’ve closed their doors entirely.
Because Google have apparently de-indexed a large part, if not all of the network of sites.
Thus, no more gaming the system a la BMR. Bummer!!
So what can we as gamers of the search engines now do?
Well its becoming apparent that the game is becoming more tricky to play.
Should we thus give up and return to our 9 to 5′s?
Well, if that thought appeals to you, then yes – why not.
But for most of us, the thought will be totally unappealing.
If I were to get a job as a toilet attendant here in Kuching, Malaysia, I’d earn about 4 RMG an hour. That’s about $1.30 US, or about 1 euro, I think. But if I were to get a job as a toilet attendant in the United Kingdom, I suspect I’d get paid around 6 UK pounds an hour, which is about 7 euro or $10 US. However, I prefer to live in Kuching, so the toilet attendant option is, well – not an option, is it?
Sorry for the diatribe.
Here’s the thing though, and I don’t want to make this a long drawn out post, so forgive me for merely making a mention of this without going into detail…
Does Google want to rank new sites that are unproven in terms of attracting visitors?
No, I hear you say.
Does Google want to rank older maturer sites that have something of a track record for attracting search engine visitors?
Yes, I hear you say, correct?
Now, I’m not sure about you, but for me – when I’ve been intent on getting top end rankings in Google (more recently) I’ve sometimes come a cropper. In fact, more often than sometimes. I’ve pushed the boat out just a bit too far, and I pay the penalty for doing so.