Does SEO Still Work?

I hear a lot of people saying “SEO is dead”, “SEO doesn’t work”, “SEO is a waste of time”, etc. That’s what people say who don’t know what they’re doing and are justifying giving up on it. Here is how one of our clients is doing. They’ve been with us for a while now and we’ve been doing all the right things for them. Google’s Fred update sure seems to have liked them. The image for this post shows only organic traffic. Other channels bring an awful lot more traffic still, but we are really headed in the right direction. The client runs about 6k per day and has been trending upwards for a while. We hadn’t had a breakout moment organically until Fred came along and busted out all the spammers. It’s nice to know that doing the “right thing” still works… eventually.