Lots of people quitting SEO after failing for many months ?

LeanLow

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Noticed a few things regarding certain patterns in how SEO/PBN processes are conducted. It's ether lots of people are on vacation for the past 3 months, or the so called Google "sandbox" introduced (2 years ago) are making newcomers quit SEO after failing to make any money for many months.

Plus, judging how drastically the quality of threads dropped on SEO forums it makes me think that many people think about SEO as they think about Forex.


P.S. For "gurus" who will claim there's no 'sandbox' what I refer to is - 2 years ago~ you could hit site with PBN link and see the effect of the link as soon as it get's indexed, now in most cases it takes 4weeks to see the same effect.
 

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Lot's of people lose motivation after putting in X amount of time and seeing 0 return / gain, this is enough to break the average person. People are so used to getting what they want instantly that they've forgotten how much effort it actually takes.

I see SEO the same way as I train in BJJ. First off, I suck at it, and get thrown around like a meat bag every time I roll with someone with more experience. Every now and then though, I beat someone, maybe like 1/20 times this happens, and it feels fucking great.

I've seen lots of people come in and leave within the first month or so just because they get beat every time. They come in with ego and an expectation that they will beat everyone from their of past experiences (winning a bar fight, street fight, etc). Once this ego / expectation is shattered, they never come back. Why go back to an environment where you are pretty much a failure? They don't see that with failure comes success.

SEO requires lots of patiences and testing, I've started a few months ago, and I'm only now seeing some results in the SERPs. Not even results that is bringing in tons of money. I have to constantly remind myself to be patient and put aside my expectations and adjust to the reality and adjust to that accordingly.
 

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There is in fact a sandbox, in my experience. And for some reason there also seems to be a random component to ranking. For some reason some sites will just never seem to rank.

Yes, patience is necessary... but you probably have to be working on several projects at a time, just to find the one diamond in the rough.

There are also quicker ways to get traffic than the long term SEO game (PPC, social media, etc...). Maybe people see them as a quicker fix.
 

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Isn't that good for other SEO guys who are still doing good and ranking? More niches, more sites, more money.
 

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There are some others ways to bank and rank without pbns!no need to put all in one basket but I agree that many are discouraged and quitting.
 

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It took me a few years to finally put all the pieces together... and when I got my first commission, it was completely random on a site I didn't pay attention to for months. It looked like shit, the copy was horrible, but now it is making me a reasonable income. But then again, I also have the patience of a saint when it comes to figuring this shit out lol... most people will never even bother once they realize how difficult it actually is.
 

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If you know a little, have great software and backlinks (natural) there's no way you can give up. Just need some investments and that's all you really need. I'm working now on one amazing SEO software which will be available soon.
 
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