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I thought I know SEO

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by vd123, May 21, 2014.

  1. vd123

    vd123 Newbie

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    This is for people getting started to not make the same mistakes as me.

    I've done a lot of reading on BHW and thought I'm ready. I picked my niche, went to google adwords, checked my keyword, it had 2k searches a month, low competition and 1 mil results in google search. I thought it would be great to start with something small and rank it to #1.

    Wrote some articles around my niche, keyword and a clickbank ad. Bought my hosting and domain. Installed the WP plugins to help me with SEO, security, cache, sharing. Modified my articles to be more SEO friendly, I made logos for each article. Made a twitter account and shared my updates there.

    Last week I checked my ranking, I was #14 in Google. I checked it yesterday again, I'm not even in the first 20.

    Conclusion: If you want to get into SEO, you have to know a lot more than what I just said to be successful at it.
     
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    Commoner Power Member

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    Hi OP,

    Thank-you for sharing, glad to learn from people's mistakes. I wish you well for your future success.

    Regards,
    Commoner
     
  3. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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    Admitting your mistakes and learning from them is one of the most important steps on the road to success.
    Congrats on your failure, you will benefit from it later on.
     
  4. th0m4s

    th0m4s Regular Member

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    Are you not just doing the G00GLEdance?
     
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  5. PerryThresher

    PerryThresher Newbie

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    That is the common mistake for any activity. First we think, that it would be fast and easy to know something. After that we are sure that we know that. After that we fall.


    And only then our path of beginning a specialist starts.
     
  6. Heywood00d

    Heywood00d Junior Member

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    Everyone has to start somewhere OP, it's great to see that you can reflect on your experience and learn from it.

    Trial & Error is a part of growing your own SEO strategy. Learn from it, adapt to it and try again! :)
     
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    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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    This is no reason to give up, learn from your mistakes and get better, read a lot, try the things that you learn and then see what works best for you.
     
  8. KeijoKala

    KeijoKala Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    When did you publish your first post? It can be because panda update or it can be just Google dance and you can come back much stronger than you was.
     
  9. yugam

    yugam Newbie

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    Hi,

    After introduced Panda and Pengiun, SEO is totally changed. You to be up to date and exploring new things, try new thing in SEO, if you want to be on top.

    Thanks
     
  10. XCasper

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    Well sorry to hear that happening to u - But Im so sure that - 99.9% of us have gone through the same thing... We just have to keep trying no matter what! :)
     
  11. oscilay

    oscilay Regular Member

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    Conclusion: SEO = patience.
     
  12. LeanLow

    LeanLow Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You talked about seo, but i don't see any link strategy. You can't rank without links.
     
  13. WPRipper

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    That low competition is referring to Adwords.
     
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  14. d3fc0n01

    d3fc0n01 Newbie

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    Yes SEO is patience. Made the same mistake with my last project, got me to page 97 (from page 2). Sht happens, just use your experience on your next project.
     
  15. V

    V Elite Member

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    You never know till you try. :) Don't lose hope mate, you may get back in top 20. Just keep trying your best. ;)
     
  16. remon24

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    Well i guess the rankings you saw could be because of honeymoon effect for new site and you didn't do much to rank for long as there was no backlink strategy and without backlinks i dont think you can rank for any competitive term.
     
  17. vd123

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    Multumesc :p


    I agree, I'll get back at it when I learn more about link building. I have a list in WP of a hundred pings or so, but it didn't help. Next I'll try Testimonials, Fiverr, Scoop It and make more social media accounts.


    Thanks everyone for the encouraging posts, I'll keep doing it until it succeeds.
     
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    prab1996 Elite Member

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    i think you need serp tracker.

    -=-
     
  19. paypalworker

    paypalworker Newbie

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    This is a very informative thread.
     
  20. nakamura

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    SEO takes few weeks/months (depending on M/S - competiton). So giving up or saying that you did a mistake after few weeks is not so good. You have to be steady and patient. I'm sure this is just a google dance, just keep up building links/whatever.

    learn, try different things, fail, try again, fail again, learn from all mistakes, try, success = PROFIT