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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Frank A., Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Frank A.

    Frank A. Newbie

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    Hi All.

    I am pretty new to WP and SEO and all that stuff. I am helping a friend with their WP site and getting it to rank and it's mind-boggling how much stuff there is on SEO. I should have bought shares in Google when they floated !!! I already figured out that the KW is king, but all the other I have not much clue about.

    Still also getting my head around creating a good theme in WP.

    For the time being I am not here to make money although I got laid off after working at Oracle for nearly 27 years and still out of work, so I might look at that at some point.

    There is lots to read here so thanks in advance to all that posted.

    Cheers,
    Frank A.
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Hey, welcome to BHW!

    Wow, they laid you off after you worked there for 27 years!? That happened to my grandfather back in 2008. He was working for the city for over 15 years when he got laid off. They then hired some spunky inexperienced young girl and paid her half of what they were paying him. It's unfortunate when that kind of stuff happens.
     
  3. ZachMiller

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    There's plenty to learn on here.. jump on the forums.. choose a niche.. and jump back in the saddle.. wish you the best!
     
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    That's usually how business is, especially at corporations where deducting labor payroll is more important than the individual's that they're effecting. If a company sees an opportunity to get the same job done for half of the cost, they're going to do whatever they need to do so long as it's benefiting the company (Regardless of how it effects the individual). I had to quit my job a few months ago at a corporation, what they do at the company I worked for is that if they want to get rid of you, they'll schedule you only one day per week to work so that you "quit". They don't want to lay you off because then you'll collect unemployment so they'll put you on for only one day per week until you choose to just quit the position.
     
  5. Frank A.

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    Hi guys.

    Thanks for the replies and good wishes. I am in Australia and they chopped the whole support Org here in Jan 2016 and offshored it to India. Also shut down all the UK and Europe support centres and moved the work to Romania.
    Welcome to globalization.
    There were a lot of old timers here and by my calculations they tossed about 2000 years of Oracle experience out the door in Oz alone. When I started in '89 the internet as we know it didn't exist !
    I still remember when Netscape floated as I was in the SFO bay area that day. Ah .... the internet stock bubble ... that was fun. Probably not too late to buy Google shares - they will need the $ to buy the naming rights to planet Earth.
    But I digress .... back to SEO.

    Cheers,
    Frank A.
     
  6. blackbeans

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    Welcome, Frank. I hear ya, man. One of my buddies worked for CISCO and he got axed after 15 years of service.

    Re: getting started: Check out the sticky posts in the Blackhat and Whitehat SEO sub-forums. They should get you up to speed.
     
  7. abraarukuk

    abraarukuk Junior Member

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    Because no one needs to live for ever. I think that sometimes you can outstay your welcome.
     
  8. dwrack

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    good luck!
     
  9. Frank A.

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    Thanks but I''m not dead yet !
     
  10. Greengolegend

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    Good luck and warm welcome :) there is a lot of value in this forum. Read a lot and you will gain a lot of knowlegde. I hope that you find what you are looking for. Cheers