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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Ryan Johnson, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Ryan Johnson

    Ryan Johnson Registered Member

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    So for beginners learning how to properly utilize SEO, what do you recommend to start your focus on?

    Good KW? Social media presence?

    If you had to give advice to yourself (when you were starting out) what would you say?
     
  2. Ryan Johnson

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    Also I read the pinned topics, but I'm unsure if any are outdated, or not used anymore due to changes in SEO.
     
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    Search for @davids355 guide's on creating a new site.
     
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  4. Ryan Johnson

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    Thanks I will do that now :)
     
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    Thanks for that :)

    Here are the guides that I wrote:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/guide-to-building-your-first-site-part-1-picking-your-niche.863733/
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/guide-to-building-your-first-site-part-2-keyword-research.864455/
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/gu...uilding-your-site-with-silo-structure.864763/
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/guide-to-building-your-first-site-part-4-content-creation.872628/
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/gu...first-site-part-5-onsite-seo-for-2016.875328/
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/gu...site-part-6-offsite-seo-link-building.876417/

    Of course there are loads of other guides on BHW as well. its probably the most comprehensive resource of IM/SEO/Website guides, case studies and journeys on the internet.

    My guides outline all of the basics though from start to finish. And its important that you understand all of those components - for example if you just think "keep it simple, build a site and then go from there" chances are you will not get anywhere - finding the right niche and doing your keyword research is the critical part because everything else is built on that and if you have picked a super competative niche or a niche where there is no advertisers / no market / no demand then you are wasting all of your efforts.

    Good luck.
     
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  6. Ryan Johnson

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    Thanks for posting those links, one question I had while reading your second link is the google keyword planner seems to require adsense, is that worth it these days?

    I was reading on some topics that were debating the necessity of adsense (from google).
     
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    Its obvious that good content is important, but remember on-page SEO is important for your formatting as well. I guess this comes after your KW research and creating our actual site.
     
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    If you are gonna start a site means first do KW research and after learning about ON-Page optimization techniques it helps your site to rank well.Search on Google you can get lot of information about SEO and make also try to make it as practical then only it will be more beneficial.
     
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    Yes of course Adsense is good. It's much easier to generate income from Adsense than cpa in my experience.
     
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    You started well I think, keep learn a lot with the help of expert's guides and mainly you can read and ask queries whatever you have to need on here. Also, Google search and reading of related search posts always helping you. Good luck to your journey!
     
  11. Ryan Johnson

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    So is "adsense" just google, or are there other adsense types?
     
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    On-page SEO, don't do links yet. HTTPS and site speed are mandatory. Start from the basics.

    If the site is 100% clean, Adsense is a choice, but Adblock is killing it. So don't put all your eggs in one basket.
     
  13. Ryan Johnson

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    So let me ask you are PBN's that you pay for worth it or should you build your own?

    AND are PBN's considered blackhat?
     
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    Content might be kind of difficult with my niche, it isn't something you really "Talk" about more watch :p
     
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    Okay, so what exactly your niche is? Is that some kind of a video blog and you're uploading your own recorded video? some kind of a Tips and How-to-do topics? Is that it?
    If that's the case, why not try putting some few lines or content on your videos? Youtubers always seek for content to solve their problems.
    -The length of the video also matters, make your videos at least 2 mins. long. The longer user will stick on your video, the better your video will rank. Shares, likes, comments and the number of times your video is on other websites plays a big role in your ranking.
    Always remember: A video with a useful content is what people love to watch and share. Avoid creating garbage videos.
    -The title of the Video. Put the keyword in your title and try to include a brief description (at least 200 words) on the comment field.
    -Engage with social media, sync your youtube account to your social media accounts. Post your videos to relevant groups of social media, they can give a great signal on your content and also a great way to network and learn about your videos.
    Good luck! :)
     
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    My niche revolves around the show Mr Robot, and the episodes that have come out. It is a streaming site, but I don't host them myself.
     
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    Dude, social media can be your best option if your page is a movie related site to get a higher rate of traffic. You should also prioritize building quality backlinks.
     
  18. Ryan Johnson

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    What is the process of build backlinks like?

    NVM I will do some research no worries :)