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The learning curve for IM is getting harder, and that's great for some of us.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by deviatus, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    On the one hand technology is making some aspects of IM simpler, but as far as ranking and the competition on G it's getting more complex. I think the latter outweighs the former.

    Years ago you could slap some banners on a page, keyword stuff, and make decent money. I remember a kid I knew in high school had a site that was nothing but 10 adult banner ads in a column and he made $500 a week.

    I think what a lot of people are calling "the death of SEO" when it comes to G cracking down, should really be called "the death of noobs".

    I've been IMing since 2006, and the higher the barrier of entry and degree of professionism required, the less viable competition, the better for me. And a lot of you. I'm beginning to think I was born at just the right time.

    Agree? Disagree?
     
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  2. therealmadhatter

    therealmadhatter Regular Member

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    In IM, one should always adapt and improvise and not bitch about things.
     
  3. shoaibahmad9999

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    Disagree :)

    In my opinion, its just about the same thing.. Links and content... In latest Algo, blog networks pushed down but there are many other things...

    IM has no requirement of certification and anyone can join it regardless of education, age, gender and region etc. One just have to look for ways that are working and then this is it...

    Basics would remain same.
     
  4. portugalkix

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    Just a few things changed but old techniques still works.
     
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    As long as the Google algorithm remains secret SEO will remain as much an art as it is a science. That's the source of frustration for some folks; that coupled with the fact some people couldn't sell water in a desert.
     
  6. lizmoz

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    I guess it's getting that much harder - just more laborious and more people are suffering from information overload due to saturation of the whole "hobby". Tons of good, easy methods here @ BHW too.
     
  7. SweTech

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    It's not really hard to learn SEO and to rank sites. The hard part is to scale it up and to be able to do it to a large number of sites at the same time.
     
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    It's always going to be a difficult career to break into at first considering how fast you can get information overload and that's never going to change.

    Survival of the fittest pretty much sums it up.
     
  9. Nemizr

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    I was born 2-3 years too late it seems..
    The entry level is definitely high and it gets harder to rank sites. But then again, BHW's BST section do help with that.
     
  10. secretboy08

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    its now a roi game(like an actual business),rather then buy 10$ domain 57$ scrapebox and get infinite return. those were gr8 days though.;)
     
  11. finerpleasures

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    IM is a business, if you threat like one - you are more likely to succeed. Its like a regular 9 - 5 job. Only that nobody tells you when to work or what to do you choose.

    But, at a point the money just keep rolling in and all you want to do is get more.

    I think the only "fact" any noob should accept and believe is that the first dollar is the hardest. And once you get that first dollar all you have to do is scale it up.

    Diversify a lil bit - make some systems work for themselves.

    Robert Kiyosaki says and i believe it - Learn one recipe perfectly, then pick another and learn it perfectly.

    If you want to learn adsense - stick to it, till you break through. If you want to do cpa - stick to it till you break through.

    Its not easy - but it feels damn good to be able to pay for things you want.

    Life is great - Big up To GOD and BHW!!!!
     
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    For me it's the same thing.But yes,newbies have much more to learn at start then they would a few years ago.This is great for us,since nobody likes extra competition :)
     
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    Automation :D
     
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    Now we are talking real sites, not MNS.
     
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    An excellent example would be.... "wow professions"! google that and you'll see a site making around 10k$ / month with around 30 articles, updated every few months with a new post. Most of the backlinks were created organically from users who considered the website a great value.