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SEO is getting harder every day, but there is still palce for many to earn

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BlackBDO, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. BlackBDO

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    Hello folks,

    Just a random midnight though that I wanted to share with you.
    Since I started working in the IM world (mostly building and ranking websites, but overall finding ways of making $$) I noticed things are getting harder and harder every day.

    Finding good domains? Not so easy anymore as it was 6-8 months ago.
    Ranking websites? Not so easy anymore as it was 6-8 months ago.
    KW and Niche Research? Not so easy anymore as it was 6-8 months ago.
    Making $$ doing small VA tasks for others? Not so easy anymore as it was 6-8 months ago.

    I would have loved to start working in the IM industry 3-4 years ago, I think those were great times, but I don't say this only because these would have been profitable times, but also because I'd have so much more experience till today.

    But there is still place for smart and determined people to join on the learning ship, and make $$ in the future. It's not easy, it's time consuming, a lot of nights you won't sleep because you think of new methods/new twists. But there is still palce, true, it's not as easy as it was before, but this also makes competition less.

    Don't look forward to become rich, look forward to learn, as knowledge is the most valuable thing on the long term!
    Cheers!
     
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  2. lawyal

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    I look forward to new open spots in your PBN :p
    Besides that I can agree with you on many topics.
     
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  3. Capo Dei Capi

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    SEO isn't harder to do at all, its just spammy crap is harder to do. Domains are still very easy to find there are Tens of Billions of good ones still left for even .com
     
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  4. wisdomkid

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    Care to share a tip on how to achieve and unlock/get the good domains with high DA/PA and good metrics without been hit by big G?
     
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    Mhmm it's hard to find them tho. Just because it's tf 10 plus and rd 10+ doesn't mean it's good.
     
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  6. Capo Dei Capi

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    Those metrics are just bullshit, just find a good brandable name and use that for a domain. You can buy a brand new domain and start getting traffic for it in a few days with minimum SEO.
     
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    Yup its getting harder, cant lie about that. Just got to make your money now and get ahead of the curve so your ready for the future.
     
  8. darulez

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    2010-2012 was golden time in my country.
    you could rank everything medium competition with just good content and 5% twoword density. true.. been there. no backlinks at all.

    well, I had to up my game the last months. drastically.
     
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  9. Jared255

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    Indeed. Keyword research (what I know best) in particular has gotten more difficult and *much* more expensive in the past 6-8 months.
     
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    The market is being flooded with get-rich-quick fuckers. Barriers to entry are going up. Just be glad you aren't trying to get started today.
     
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  11. Natalie Portman

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    Just subscribed. Thanks!
     
  12. Zevoltai

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    *Looks at loaded up SAPE account and 8 GSA licenses*

    *Sighs wistfully*
     
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    Absolutely yes, but isn't it good?
    It makes it more thinking game than numbers game.
     
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    Well, you gotta understand that seo is not the only traffic source in the world. Once you know that, you will find TONS of opportunities out there!

    It's just a matter of learning systems on how they work and exploit them!

    Perhaps, you are just trying to find keywords with not so much competition?!
    I mean, nowadays, I don't give a damn who I am against with, as I know I can outrank them in A LOT of ways.
    You just have to know what others are doing and doing it better :)

    Totally agree man!
    Though, still there are TONS of ways to get started that are not being heavily discussed here in BHW at all.
     
  15. gman777

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    The bigger the learning curve, the lower the competition as you progress. In fact, now you need to possess a certain level of experience to be able to see some kind of return, as you don't have have the patience/vision to get to that point, you give up...

    This combined with the BS spilled by GURUS, and Almighty Gates Of IM's Heaven are keeping newbies locked out.

    If things were that easy as it was in 2010-2012, probably by now almost any keyword had at least a low-mid competition.

    Domain stock problem? It's a demand/supply problem, just like in the case of deforestation.
    A custom-made brand new domain seems a more viable choice in this case, even if it's taking more resources to forge it.

    Ranking websites getting difficult actually made keyword research easier since the entry barrier for ranking it's bigger; well, in fact, I think it's more about increasing the time to see results + google's propaganda of making you think they're in control.

    Conclusion: definitely if you were able to bank easy in 2010-2012, now it should be even easier(if you know what are you doing)
     
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  16. David Jones

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    yes its going tough day by day but still to many ways for earning from seo.
     
  17. redpanty

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    maybe it is getting harder. Who cares if its hard. For a determined person that wants to get his dreams, you will not see any thing hard. Just keep moving forward and enjoy the journey. sooner or later we will get our dreams, just one step at a time :)
     
  18. 710fla

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    You really have to actually be interested in SEO, many people join in thinking it's an easy way to make money online. A majority of people quit after not seeing immediate results or getting bad results.

    I used to want to be a web designer but I realized I'd much rather work by myself ranking sites and monetizing them.
     
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    It's getting tough, but you can still bank hard if you are determined. If you don't believe me, ask the members who are not replying on the thread and still banking hard. Of course, you wouldn't know them, because they don't waste time visiting threads and reading useless info. :p
     
  20. BloodyNinja

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    On the bright side, however:

    Every day thousands upon thousands of new people start using the internet.
    Every month or year new channels to bring traffic arise.

    People spend more time online.
    People spend more money online.
    New niches emerge.
     
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