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Now (Aug 2014) when seo has become so difficult.. and I can invest $100 monthly, should I?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by beingink, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. beingink

    beingink Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Should I start in paid media rather than in Seo? Considering that seo has become more difficult and more risky and competitive ?
     
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    milanoguy Newbie

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    SEO is the cheapest option compare to others.
     
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    SEO is easier than ever and there's LESS competition now coz people aren't keeping up with changes and don't bother testing different things to see what still works
     
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    If you wanna money, you need to invest your money, 100$ or 10000$. Seo not so difficult as you say. Yea, need some knowleges, experience, website:) but it's a good way!
     
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    SEO is the easiest way, but you need to have proper knowledge and apply it to gain more experience. You can do all the seo works yourself or you can outsource the things if you don't have time. Media buying requires more investment when compare to the seo.
     
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    I was like you until a few months ago. I have been doing IM since I registered my first domain back in 2001 and SEO can just burn you out. I did it for years and then took a break from it in Mid 2012 and did PPC instead and I came back into SEO with a vengeance a few months ago.
    Give yourself a break from it, re-group and re-energise and before you know it, you will be ready to rock again.
     
  8. Wolston

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    I have the same question. I entered SEO in 2012 and had a great stride in 2013 but nothing seems to work now. My past work is almost intact but any new project gets nothing of a response it used to from Google.
    I am wondering if someone has the right answer here for Aug 2014 besides saying SEO is great.
     
  9. CyberAlien

    CyberAlien Regular Member

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    SEO has always been risky, but so is paid advertising. What makes you think that you won't blow through that money within a few hours with nothing to show for it ;)
     
  10. beingink

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    Thanks its similar to my story, I just feel so lost with all these tools and updates and what is working and what is not!

     
  11. CyberAlien

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    And that's what makes the difference between who is and isn't successful. The online game is constantly changing and that isn't going to stop anytime soon. ;)
     
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    I know I will blow through it, but atleast I will get fast answers to as to what is working and why?
     
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    Both needs creativity for success!!! However paid thing is amazing when the budgets are huge with creamy niches whereas SEO can workout for any kind of niche but with enough stress to keep up with the changing strategies.
     
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    I'd wait 1 month or more with SEO. Everything seems to be blocked right now.
     
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    I spoke about this in this thread http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/695514-analysis-paralysis.html

    You just need to stop reading and I mean stop reading right now and do something...Anything but do something otherwise you will be saying the same thing this time next year and I should know because I did the same thing. Just try and test different things out. What is the worst that could happen?
     
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    It's easy, if it's expensive and inconvenient to implement then it'll work. That's the new SEO world.
     
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    So far from the truth, I just started a new site. Sent a few paid links, and am currently on page 2-3 for most keywords. I'll give it a week or so before I'm on page 1 for a majority.
     
  18. intruder2600

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    Depends on keywords. Some of them are ranked well, some others not. I wish you will get ranked TOP10, it's harder to get there now - like a TOP10 locker.
     
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    SEO is probably the ONLY arena where you can get started for $100. What you need to do is a ton of research, stick to the tried and true methods like using high quality homepage links to rank a non-competitive local site, and monetize the site so you can flip that $100 into $200 and keep flipping it until your bankroll is higher. Don't even consider media buying, get it out of your head, those guys spend six figures/month or more and will eat your $100 in a few minutes.
     
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    Investing in SEO is more cheap than other paid traffic services. For recent Google updates, think about quality over quantity. Don't spam....