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Where to start as someone who knows little to nothing?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jawsniff, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Jawsniff

    Jawsniff Newbie

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    Howdy,

    As you could probably guess from the title I am someone who knows little to nothing about SEO as it stands. Although I've found some truly fantastic threads, the generally all seem to assume prior knowledge on the topic they cover. So after some searching throughout the forums, I have yet to be able to find a thread that can really educate me on the true basics of SEO. If any of you can link me to threads that maybe I missed where I can gather some basic understanding on SEO or topics related that I will probably need to know I would greatly appreciate it. Just to clarify though, I'm not looking to spend money until it is necessary for my site. I apologize if you came here to promote your paid service, but it is highly unlikely that I will be purchasing it as of right now. I hope that didn't come off as rude as that's not how I intended it to sound, just looking for some education.

    Thank you for your time!
     
  2. JFoulds

    JFoulds Power Member

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  3. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    You're on an internet marketing forum full of internet marketing information, guides, methods and experienced members.

    This is where to start.
     
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  4. randybishop

    randybishop Senior Member

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    What are you interested in doing?
     
  5. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Keep reading and it will come. Start with the stickies in each section.
     
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  6. Jawsniff

    Jawsniff Newbie

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    I was looking at local niche searches mostly, buying domains related to them and then putting up a Wordpress blog with the final goal being selling ads on that domain/blog to local businesses for a monthly recurring fee. I don't have enough posts to link the thread sadly.
     
  7. Veyron

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    First of all, welcome to BHW! :) You've made a great choice to join if IM & SEO is something you're aspiring to learn. My best suggestion/advice would be to simply browse and read the forum and study very hard. Focus on a particular method/niche to avoid distraction with other methods that are discussed so you can work on that one "method" consistently to see how it works for you. Remember, BHW is a gold mine of information, it's just a matter of absorbing all of the info. that's offered and then putting it to work in a methodical and effective manner. Good luck in your future journeys/endeavors and if you ever need any help or have any questions, feel more then free to send me a PM and I'd be more then happy to help. :)

    Your new friend,

    Veyron
     
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  8. warhorse701

    warhorse701 Junior Member

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    solo ad is your best option if you want to start new, building a list is very important
     
  9. screw123

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    BHW is all you need. Just read, read, read. You can also search for IM and SEO blogs as moz.com
     
  10. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    You can start by reading, that's what I did. At first your surrounded with info both useful and useless eventually you learn how to filter out the useless info. After you've done enough reading pick out something that you like.
     
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  11. Danny1111

    Danny1111 Elite Member

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    I would not be worried about not knowing anything ... When I came to BHW I was in much the same vein .. But if you study, learn and then execute you can make money online.

    the first thing to realize is IM is not a get rich quick scheme it's like any other job .. Just done at your own time and your own space.

    wish you luck in your journey.
     
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  12. prospect7

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    try to make an honest assessment of your skills. what are your strong and weak points..

    web design
    copywriting
    programming
    seo
    spamming
    paid traffic
    offline sales

    etc

    once you've identified your strong point(s) and weak points you can work a method around that. make sure to outsource what you aren't comfortable with.

    cheers!
     
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  13. Lakitu

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    If you're looking to learn the true basics of SEO, you shouldn't start on BHW. Start on Google instead and learn the basics, as you said you wanted to. [Do a Google search for "Beginner's Guide to SEO: Best Practices - Part 1/3" and you're pretty much set.]

    Once you have a firm grasp on the basics, come back to BHW and start reading some threads. Everything will make a lot more sense to you and you'll be in a much better state of mind.

    Good luck!
     
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    This whole site in itself is a cornucopia of information OP, find something you enjoy doing related to IM and pursue it.
     
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  15. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    SIMPLEST ANSWER
    democracy
    Google holds elections for each and every keyword
    the one with maximum votes, relevant votes, valuable votes, quality wins the top positions
    Votes(backlinks)- quality (content)
    thats easiest i could explain you
    thanks and regards
     
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  16. deviatus

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    Check out Monster.com
     
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    Hey OP welcome, you're on the right place to learn some interesting stuffs about IM
    Basically before joining this forum, i think what i do was IM and not experimenting any new stuffs but after joining this forum, i realize experiment is the first practice in IM so i start learning and implementing ideas what i learn from here.Now i'm happy with this journey (IM)...Be patient and wait for the result because it's not easy to see some quick cash
     
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  18. t5o1m

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    sending you a PM now
     
  19. togerr

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    ok election, we may well call it auction