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The Fundamentals

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BassTrackerBoats, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Mar 10, 2010
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    You know, the fundamentals still work in IM as they do in almost EVERY other industry. Proper KW research, good content, decent backlinks, naming your images correctly, choosing a niche that is "dear to your heart" and all the other things that made IM work for your average guy back in the day still work today.

    Like a lot of others I look at a variety of things that people are doing to rank sites and test many of them as that is part of what I think is important to keep current but I always come back to fundamentals.

    • In baseball, good pitching wins most of the time.
    • In American football, defense wins titles.
    • In track being strong during a race and having a kick a the end is the sign of a winner.
    • Businesses last longer when they operate ethically.
    • Life is best when you wear quality shoes.
    • Changing your oil on a regular basis makes your car last longer.

    I could go on and on and I know you could as well... the basic fundamentals is where the money is long term and deviating from that as a long term business model is not usually going to make you a winner.

    Sure, there are instances where an "out of the box", crazy idea turned into a winner but the standard bearer of basic strong fundamentals is almost always going to give you a steady lifestyle.

    Build your IM business using fundamentals in whatever end of the business you are in and you have a significantly much better chance of coming out a winner and having a long term business.

    OK, back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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  2. Aluminium

    Aluminium Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Can't play basketball without learning how to do a layup first.

    Fundamentals > everything else, great piece of advice.
  3. sn0rt

    sn0rt Elite Member

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    "Most obstacles melt away when we make up our mind
    "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is
    Well said. Fundamentals are the foundation of anything successful. For instance, you can build a great building on a solid foundation and expect it to withstand the weathering, just as you shouldn't expect something with a lesser-than-par foundation to withstand much.
  4. rodvan

    rodvan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks for refreshing this knowledge. I had to learn it the hard way. For any others that have not tried anything before, read this thread carefully.
    You could be saving lots of pains.