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The day my world fell apart

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by davids355, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thought I would post this hear just to give everyone a laugh:

    I have been using Google keyword research tool for ages and never knew about the "exact" tick box, so I'm optimising my site for keywords, thinking they get loads of search traffic, then I get in the top 5 and I'm not getting any traffic, so I'm thinking hmm Google keyword tool isn't very accurate...

    Then yesterday I read a thread here where someone was getting slated for doing just that, and so I re-check ALL of my targeted keywords and find out that all the ones I thought were high traffic, are crap and some of the ones I thought were low traffic are excellent!!!

    Before you say it, I'm not a total loser - my site gets LOTS of traffic from Google AND makes LOTS of money, but I have gone a very long way down the proverbial garden path:)

    Me thinks a very famous quote holds true here:

    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." -Socrates

    Hit me :)
     
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  2. delaney

    delaney Newbie

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    You could look at this another way, especially as you're making money already you have just found out something that will make you even more money in the future and make all your endeavours more efficient! ;)
     
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  3. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    Man!! Serious or what??? :D But nice to see you admitting your mistake...a Chinese proverb says-

    If you ask a question,you a fool for 5 minutes,if you don't,you are a fool for the rest of your life. :D

    I don't think anyone is gona hit you for this.... :)
     
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    topsytips Regular Member

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    There are things we know.
    Then there are things we know we don't know.
    But what about the things we don't know that we don't know?? :confused:
     
  5. seeplusplus

    seeplusplus Power Member

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    I guess you can now target those exact matches and rape it. Yeah a mistake at first, but I'd think your in a good position now to hit those exacts.
     
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    and I'm say "most rich people not too smart"
     
  7. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That's what great surprises are made of!
     
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  9. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Exactly!

    I love to show off about the things when I get them right, so I figure when I get something totally wrong I should admit it! Besides I'm happy now, because everything about keyword research has become clearer - I know have a REAL list of keywords, positions for my site, and some REAL goals!!!
     
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    Man we have all been there - I used to use google keywords tool for youtube and I would find key words with hundreds of thousands of searches - meanwhile I didnt' really understand how to use G tool correctly. My videos got no views - only after 2 months did I figure it out .lolllllll