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How can one REALLY learn more about SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DSMPowah!, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. DSMPowah!

    DSMPowah! Guest

    Hey everyone,

    So a question for all of you: How did you really learn Marketing and SEO? Was it forums, reading books, webinars, classes?

    I'm sure this question has been beat to death, but I just haven't found a viable answer. I've read the forums millions of times, and sometimes I feel like I don't know what to really rely on. If you are successful in SEO/IM, mind sharing how you really learned and developed your business as it stands today?

    I have a decent collection of knowledge, but I think there's a lot more. I find myself often reading more than acting, because I don't really know where to start. Everyone always says "read the forums", but I'm sure the successful people aren't where they are just from reading BHW. Don't get me wrong, I love this place and all of the information is solid, but I feel that some get lost in so much information.
     
  2. BlackHat3

    BlackHat3 Regular Member

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    There are 3 levels of knowledge IMO. The lowest level is public knowledge. The second lowest is paid knowledge from ebooks etc. The highest level is experience. So read up on as many ebooks as you can and go out there and try it. Also, don't beleive everything you hear on forums.
     
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  3. youtalkmedia

    youtalkmedia Senior Member

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    Like blackhat3 said...

    I have read about 100 threads here, about 50 ebooks(i got free :)) and then so far this month spent about $200 on getting some "experience"

    I am sure that you can find some sort of SEO classes offline or something like that as well...
     
  4. psytrance

    psytrance Power Member

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    BHW is a gold mine period. BUT no matter how much you think you know there are always misunderstanding info floating around this forum (like anywhere on the internet) so I would say the best way to learn about anything is actualy doing it and learn from mistakes.

    Knowledge you gain from experience is the most legit and powerful type of knowledge you can ever get.
     
  5. RankGeek

    RankGeek Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Honestly, you can't really 'learn' about SEO by reading. Though there are a million SEO guys here, every single one of them will have their own spin on the game. So the double-edged sword is that we end up with a volcano of information!
    For most people, they start with a basic level of knowledge accrued from forums like these, and then keep improving it with their own experience. Classes and seminars aren't going to work :) My 2 cents. Cheers!
     
  6. Kimi

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    I started to learn when I started to do different things (took action).
     
  7. stevejohns

    stevejohns Junior Member

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    1st - reading
    2nd - implementing
    3rd - experimenting
    4th - experience

    :)
     
  8. Gyuman82

    Gyuman82 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Once you understand the basics from reading forums, books, etc. that is only the beginning.

    Trial and Error is the only way you will learn.

    Kind of like learning in college. There is "theoretical" education, then there is how things are actually done in the real world.
     
  9. aka sam

    aka sam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    BHW is the best place to know SEO.....I would say Best community for SEO People, experienced or newbie !
     
  10. BlueLemon

    BlueLemon Junior Member

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    Spent a lot of time on BHW, then started experimenting. Trial and error is the way to go. Try -> Fail -> Fix -> Win.
     
  11. brettehl

    brettehl Regular Member

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    After you have read up, try buying a domain or two. Instead of outsourcing your seo try doing it yourself. It's all about trial and error.

    Im currently experimenting with my seo, once you can get a grasp on it you can be prett successful.
     
  12. TFGreen

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    Great Info BlackHat3 - And Never, Ever Give Up & Practice, Practice and More Practice