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How long did it take you to become amazing?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Ghoast, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

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    I've been in the IM game for about 5 years now, but until about 3 months ago I was working about 80% PPC(adwords) and 20% email campaigns.

    Now I've decided that it's high time to start learning SEO.

    Well I've been doing it for about 3 months now and wow, I know so much more than I did before. I've recently got my first site to page 1 of google for a medium difficulty keyword in the health/self help niche and it's very encouraging to see my efforts paying off..

    My overall game plan for the short term is to have 100 different niche sites ranking on the first page (top 3 positions).

    Now my question to you is how long did it take for you before you really felt you had a full understanding of SEO and how many sites did you have to rank before you started seeing decent money coming in?

    As I said earlier I've been in this industry for the best part of 5 years so I know that things don't come instantly - it took me about a year before I was earning really good money with PPC and emails.

    So far I'm guessing that there's going to be a lot of trial and error. Especially with the actual niches chosen. I'm thinking that I may spend a while ranking one niche only to find that it doesn't convert well at all, while on the other hand another niche (seemingly the same) will convert very well..

    Anyway I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this and also your experiences on how many niche sites you made before you really struck gold..

    Take care :)
     
  2. ihsan2all

    ihsan2all Junior Member

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    i'm not amazing yet. lol.

    i think with your 5 years exp, it will be easy. 5 years is long time, and i assume you have big support, like money, time, software, and the main thing is with your 5 years exp you can handle your stress easily.

    as i read many journal here, the average is 3 months, but full time, full support i mention above, you can achieve it in a month exactly.
     
  3. Heineken

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    i was born Awesome.
     
  4. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

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    Okay, but how long did it take you to become amazing?
     
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    Amazing!
    http://youtu.be/8r1CZTLk-Gk
     
  6. Heineken

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    I was mean to write i was born Amazing! :D
     
  7. bigballin6161

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    Why would you switch from PPC after you spent so much time on it? Personally I would like to master PPC above anything.
     
  8. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I'll never be amazing but I am fortunate to have people that work with me that are amazing.
     
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  9. Clicks4Cash

    Clicks4Cash Registered Member

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    I am moving in the opposite direction and looking at focusing mainly on PPC / Email. After 3.3 I just don't want to see any income slashed due to Google deciding to scratch its nuts.
     
  10. jstover77

    jstover77 Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Honestly man, it's a tough gig. As soon as you think you are awesome, Google lays a big steaming dump on your face. This is a very humbling game. One minute you feel like you are on top of the world and you have it all figured out, the next thing you know you are hugging your bottle of Jack Daniels asking "why?? whyyyyy????".

    The key is stick to the fundamentals. Build good quality websites with engaging content. Build quality relevant links. Set your expectations properly. Too many people have the wrong mentality in this game. They just want to get there and fast. Doesn't work that way (well it does, but short term). If you want to stick around long term, you have to have patience.
     
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  11. tony23

    tony23 Regular Member

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    Sounds whitehat.:D
     
  12. Dubtube

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    9 months after my parents banged it out.
     
  13. mudbutt

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    I was struggling horribly until I realized Google is nothing but a huge math algorithm. Once you crack Googles code, riches will be yours. The answer lies in the following math equation

    8 = D

    Hint - 8 equals D.
     
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  14. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    Nah man.... I am not amazing...
    a lot of people get confused when they see me... and think I am amazing.... because I look a lot like an amazing person.... but I am just a bit short of amazing....

    and a bit humble too... :)
     
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  15. Autumn

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    I'm fucking amazing and I don't mind admitting it. And brilliant. And extremely sexy. And modest too!
     
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  16. Chrono

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  17. microsoft

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    LOL 8 = D I got it . Thanks .
     
  18. jb2008

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    My advice: why waste your time with SEO if you're already awesome at PPC and email marketing?

    The serious, serious money is made in PPC and emailing. You can make a lot in SEO but not the scale of PPC because PPC is not subject to a search algo and is INSTANT.
     
  19. Blackprizm

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    I'm just starting right now! xD
     
  20. isabellamelendez

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    1st time since october 2010(when i started in IM), today I feel like im Amazing! Really Amazing! :)