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How did you do in 2013 compared to 2012?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by deviatus, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    The year's almost over and it might be useful for us to recap a bit, especially those of us who have been doing IM for a while.

    I've made roughly the same in 2012 and 2013, but I've had some friends straight up leave IM this year, unlike any other year. I've had to spend a less time backlinking because I'm using tools less and purchasing more PR backlinks, cost of doing business is going up. I've had to spend A LOT more time writing and outsourcing content, and paying coders to make more advanced sites. My thin sites stopped performing as well early in 2013. I'm doing less EMDs and instead making sites with a general niche that have 5-20 sub-niches within.

    Overall I'm definitely putting more work in for the same profit, but the sites I have will probably generate revenue much longer than before so I'm looking forward to 2014. I'm competing with noobs less as less noobs are even able to break in. As far as penalties I've probably been a bit lucky, but I'm doing more guest posting and more grey style backlinking. The people I see getting penalties are using very public PBNs and overdoing low quality links.
     
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  2. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    In 2013, I went from $0 to around a $1000 in earnings. Thus, it is my most successful year in Internet Marketing so far. I spent most the time reading, and testing things. I am now creating an authority blog and putting my knowledge to use. I hope to grow this over the next year! :)
     
  3. IMSEO

    IMSEO Registered Member

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    $1000 the whole year? Can't be serious, that's extremely bad earnings.
     
  4. Hopeful

    Hopeful Regular Member

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    From 2012-2013 I went from $0 to $0.01 a day. I think that you can say I'm set.
     
  5. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    Starting from May, I earned $1000. Thanks for your input, I truly appreciate it.