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SEO has destroyed my will to live- 2 years and making $0.50 a day

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Ranko Jones, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Ranko Jones

    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    This shit has destroyed my soul.

    Congratz google.

    Every day waking up to check my serps to see antoher stake rammed deep into my heart and twisted mercilessly at no rank change or serp loses.

    That is all.

    Noobs turn back now.
     
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  2. mudbutt

    mudbutt Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    it could be worse..you could have clients that pay you to do SEO for them ;)
     
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  3. lanbo

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    Need going and one day you'll make it
     
  4. Madruga

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    it could be even worse..you could have clients that you would pay to do SEO for them
     
  5. THECEO

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    Really?
     
  6. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    And some other people are having success. Just learn from your mistakes and do it right next time, but it was also a mistake to wait 2 years.
     
  7. QuiGloriam

    QuiGloriam Regular Member

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    Change SEO streategy.

    I don't recommend using any kind of linkbuilding for the first month.
    Also diversify anchors a lot to make it look natural, just check anchors from popular sites vs your sites you will see a big difference.
    Diversify articles, don't target them all for some long tail keyword, write some without targeting.

    I also been hit by panda + penguin my earnings dropped from 500€/month to 80-90€/month and that hurts!

    But i'm still in the game, it's still relative easy to rank sites, even blogger blog without backlinks.
    I'm developing some new ways to rank, manual linkbuilding and DIVERSIFICATION.
     
  8. ija61

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    My advice is also to keep going...

    Try different technique, always keep track of your action and the feedback, see what work and what not.

    SEO is not a exact science, it all depend on multiple factors and you must get the right combination on your niche/ target kw...

    So keep on going and better to start with small project and focus first to rang and get traffic and only then go to the next step and monetize that traffic.

    The first part is the most difficult and if you start to have as main goal to make money you will lose the focus on ranking and all other SEO parts.

    You must see making money as a benefit of a good SEO, not doing SEO as a method to make money.

    As an example: All the biggest online business first they have been an idea, a good website and only then they became business.

    If you focus to make money is inevitable you try to find the fastest and shortest path and this can make you miss important steps, and even is the shortest this not mean is the wright one

    Taking the longest path you will accumulate more knowledge that in the future will give you the ability to choose the wright shortest path.

    Is like traveling in a new big city.... if you try to arrive from point A to point B on the shortest way is possible to get lost. If you go on the longest and do this many times finally you will start to know the city and then be able to better oriented and take the short path without getting lost.

    Thank you.
     
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  9. utuxia

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    so you got bit by the snake that makes the oil, eh?
     
  10. darkstar69

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    then you probably should face the truth that SEO is just not for you.
    really, $0,50 a day after two years...
    stop crying about that SEO has destroyed your will to live and destroyed your soul, accept it and get a job where you have a safe and stable income.
     
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  11. Dan Da Man

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    First, you should probably change your name from Ranko to Tanko ;)

    And second, you could always be living in Somalia getting raped and tortured. So, 50 cents a day actually seems quite nice. Ungrateful bastard ;)

    Honestly, this sounds like a girl's typical facebook status. "Life sucks! I hate my life!" Than a bunch of people will respond, "Oh, what's wrong? Are you okay? "

    Come on man. Either do something different or get a 9-5. This isn't for everyone that's for sure. I've seen people quit far before they ever started.

    But your right. For the noobs, I would choose something else other than SEO. It's a cat and mouse game that gets old really quick.
     
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  12. mikepaxston

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    Your joking right??

    :bsflag:


     
  13. Blakester

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    SEO is not the only way to make money from the internet and i think that you do make money dont you?

    i mean... you are a supreme member with lots of posts and you definitely spend lots of time here it seems unnatural to be so active here and not make money online.

    and if my thought is right how seo made you lost your willingness to live? and why dont you just buy a service.

    damn you confused me man i ll go take a beer and watch south park
     
  14. mikepaxston

    mikepaxston Registered Member

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    We have all been kicked in the nuts!!

    Now get back up, and go get some more!!

    :1:


    Im now making a 1/10 of what I made 6 months ago......

    We will come back and even stronger than before!! making more money!!

    IF everyone is getting knocked outa the game...that means the game is wide open!!

    Build new sites, with good content, and link diversity!!

    If your trying to revive old sites that have tons of penaltys.....stop!!

    build new sites!! we have all learned from the past....start from scratch now!!

    you will recover!! and you will do better than before!!

    Never Give Up!!
    Dont get depressed!!
    March on forward and forget all thats been lost!!

    We are all starting all over again, to one degree or another!!
     
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  15. subster

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    thread title is so pathetic that i could cry out loud.
    keep in my mind that life is what you make of it.
    if you make seo to your life, your wellbeing depends on search engine ( how obscure is that ?? ).

    a perfect wellbeing is balanced combiniation between
    - social life
    - finacial life
    - work life
    - community life
    check which one is low balanced and work on this point(s).

    not living as a starving child in africa makes us able to control how our wellbeing is, go and use this advantage and create a mindset you can be happy with.
     
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  16. Em][n3m

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    Money isn't all !
     
  17. BottingWorks

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    Not sure if troll thread or...

    But, lets look at this way.
    IM is a kids dream of the 21st century. Back in the 80's everyone wanted to be the next rockstar so they'd create a band and put in a bit of effort, not much, then fail and realise they'd have to go out and get a career.

    Just like "Games Testers" "Racing Car Drivers"

    Realise that at best IM is good for additional income, while doing something you enjoy. - Don't do it if you don't enjoy it.

    Realise that MNS's and Blackhat methods are not how Google was designed to work. So if you don't make $1000's then I guess they're doing their job. Blackhatting and earning from maniuplated position on a ranking tool is simply a niche, a life niche, same way Ponzai schemes were in the 90's. But not as illegal.

    If it's not working out, move on, try harder or try something new.


    All those that talk about making $10000 dollars a week are usually attempting to +ePenor.
    Legitimate guys that put in a few hours to grab a few extra hundred a week are simply allowing themselves some extra cash that can go towards the beer/car/computer fund.
     
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  18. sup3rnova

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    Uh, that's sad :D Anyhow, it's either change the player or change the game. So if you can't find a profitable tactics, maybe you should find another game to play in, like CPA?
     
  19. steelballs

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    Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do - Confucius

    Keep working then you will turn it around!
     
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  20. Ubunga

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    Google suggests you to work with google.
    Many people try to work against google.

    What kinds of people you are?
     
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