30 May '12, 1pm

My SEO Polls Are 87.3% Skewed

I often run reader polls on this site asking specific SEO and SEM related questions. Often I get a negative response that some of the polls are not scientific enough to be trusted. So let me be clear - they are not scientific polls, they are reader polls. I poll our readers, not the community at large. And those who participate in the polls are more likely to be biased in one direction. I almost always say, when posting the poll results, that of the people who participated in the poll, the responses were X. Plus, you have to take into account the poll bias, not just the bias of those who are likely to see the poll and those who are likely to participate in the poll. Then you must take into account the authors bias in interpreting the poll. Let me give you some examples... (1) I posted a poll that said 65% of SEOs were hurt by the Penguin update . Really? Do I think of all ...

Full article: http://www.seroundtable.com/seo-polls-skewed-15218.html

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