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Sounds like the course skipped some steps...

Yes. Get it live and start getting noticed by Google.

And don't take any seo clients until you have a strategy that consistently gets first page rankings.

I took me about 6 months to figure out mine, and another 6 months to feel confident enough to take clients. But that was 10 years ago and I didn't trust any courses. Mine was total trial and error. You can get there faster.
It did actually, it didn’t mention whether you need to get a domain or not, they just randomly start by assuming you already HAVE your own website, which was annoying. What I was asking btw was that, if I buy a domain, how do I can I still make changes on the local server? Could I make any changes at all once it goes live? I’m sorry if it sounds stupid.
 

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It did actually, it didn’t mention whether you need to get a domain or not, they just randomly start by assuming you already HAVE your own website, which was annoying. What I was asking btw was that, if I buy a domain, how do I can I still make changes on the local server? Could I make any changes at all once it goes live? I’m sorry if it sounds stupid.
You don't sound stupid. You sound new. It's ok. And honestly, I usually start with a website already built (my business partner handles the builds). We can't all be masters of everything.

Yes, for starters you can point your domain to your local server, if you feel like you can handle security aspects of managing your own server. As long as it has enough resources to handle the traffic you generate.

Yes you can make changes to your hearts content. Eventually, once you've built a head of steam, there will be changes you want to make infrequently. But you'll learn the what's and why's of that with experience.

Which is why it is so important for SEOs to have their own websites to test things on before trying it on client sites. Good luck to you.
 

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SEO is a very broad field and you will need to turn your bullshit meter on. 90% of what you read will be crap and won't move a needle in SERPS. The 10% that works will come from trying out things yourself and finding what actually works. You can net thousands of dollars in affiliate or AdSense revenues if you get your SEO game right.

Visit blackhatworld.com, mathewwoodward.co.uk and get the real knowledge of what SEO is at the moment. Try a lot of things out. Better than knowledge is applied Knowledge. I did it and you can do it too.
I'm enjoying this matthew woodward site right now. I'd never heard of the guy before.

So I had a question about seo tools in the back of my mind I've been meaning to research, when I clicked on a site, I found an article about it and got my answer.

I've read three or four of his other articles and picked up a tip or two, too. Good stuff. Thanks for mentioning it.
 

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FWIW, I had great SEO success through earned media - that is, getting legitimate media coverage for my startup, thus earning quality backlinks. That, coupled with key words both on my site and in the articles linking back to my site, were very powerful in launching me to the top of SERPs. Don't discount the power of legit media in SEO.
 

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FWIW, I had great SEO success through earned media - that is, getting legitimate media coverage for my startup, thus earning quality backlinks. That, coupled with key words both on my site and in the articles linking back to my site, were very powerful in launching me to the top of SERPs. Don't discount the power of legit media in SEO.
What media are you talking about specifically?
 

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Here's a FREE course for you in SEO:

The bulk work of SEO is found in doing keywords research. Yup. Not in building links.

Once you've figured out how to do keywords research well, then move over to mastering how to do searchers intent well.

When starting out in keywords research, focus on getting KD 0 keywords. Not KD 1, 2... 60 but KD 0. Why? Because you'll rank faster to be able to kick in your feedback loop.

For your first 6 months, write up to 50 - 150 blog posts on all those KD 0 keywords. On ahrefs, your organic traffic will be in the range of 1K - 10K monthly traffic (using ahrefs metrics). The best way to monetize your site in this period of 6 months is through Google AdSense.

After your 6months, you can decide to do whatever you want. If you want to build backlinks, you can. If you want to go into affiliate marketing, you can as well.

For a new website, the fastest ways to build links are:
1. Directory submissions.
2. Forum/blog comments(don't spam though).
3. Profile links.
4. Guest posting (you will need to learn how to scale this to save you time and frustration).

If you have made friends in your niche, you can also do link exchanges with them.

The summary of the whole "SEO" stuff is:

Step 1: Keywords research
Step 2: Check the DA/PA of the top ranking sites to judge if you can compete. If they are too high, go back to step 1.
Step 3: work on search intent.
Step 4: Give a damn good m*therf*cking article that will cause confusion to Google bots.
Step 5: Step 5 should be to build backlinks to those existing pages but since our strategy is to Target KD 0 keywords in bulk, F it.
Step 6: Let your internal linking game be so golden that sites like Wikipedia will learn from your own site..lol.
Step 7: Chill.

If you don't rank then the problem will always be from keywords research or failing to fulfil searchers intent.

I got everything I know now from reading ahrefs blog. Everything out there won't tell you the complete truth except from ahrefs. I also watched all their videos on their YouTube channel.

What I am trying to say is that if you want to learn SEO, go to ahrefs blog posts/videos.

My advice is for you to also learn to master how to use their tools perfectly. If you know how to use ahrefs well, your results will be shown on the Google SERPs.
 

random_9492

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Here's a FREE course for you in SEO:

The bulk work of SEO is found in doing keywords research. Yup. Not in building links.

Once you've figured out how to do keywords research well, then move over to mastering how to do searchers intent well.

When starting out in keywords research, focus on getting KD 0 keywords. Not KD 1, 2... 60 but KD 0. Why? Because you'll rank faster to be able to kick in your feedback loop.

For your first 6 months, write up to 50 - 150 blog posts on all those KD 0 keywords. On ahrefs, your organic traffic will be in the range of 1K - 10K monthly traffic (using ahrefs metrics). The best way to monetize your site in this period of 6 months is through Google AdSense.

After your 6months, you can decide to do whatever you want. If you want to build backlinks, you can. If you want to go into affiliate marketing, you can as well.

For a new website, the fastest ways to build links are:
1. Directory submissions.
2. Forum/blog comments(don't spam though).
3. Profile links.
4. Guest posting (you will need to learn how to scale this to save you time and frustration).

If you have made friends in your niche, you can also do link exchanges with them.

The summary of the whole "SEO" stuff is:

Step 1: Keywords research
Step 2: Check the DA/PA of the top ranking sites to judge if you can compete. If they are too high, go back to step 1.
Step 3: work on search intent.
Step 4: Give a damn good m*therf*cking article that will cause confusion to Google bots.
Step 5: Step 5 should be to build backlinks to those existing pages but since our strategy is to Target KD 0 keywords in bulk, F it.
Step 6: Let your internal linking game be so golden that sites like Wikipedia will learn from your own site..lol.
Step 7: Chill.

If you don't rank then the problem will always be from keywords research or failing to fulfil searchers intent.

I got everything I know now from reading ahrefs blog. Everything out there won't tell you the complete truth except from ahrefs. I also watched all their videos on their YouTube channel.

What I am trying to say is that if you want to learn SEO, go to ahrefs blog posts/videos.

My advice is for you to also learn to master how to use their tools perfectly. If you know how to use ahrefs well, your results will be shown on the Google SERPs.
Damn, that’s a unique look at how SEO works.
 

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Damn, that’s a unique look at how SEO works.
Thanks. I've spent a lot of time following wrong advices until I started digging in on what works or doesn't.

The truth about SEO is that if you really want to learn how SEO works, don't learn from SEO professionals. Instead learn from those that created the tools SEO experts are using e.g Ahrefs or Semrush. The guys behind these tools actually want people to use them and so, they'll teach you how to use them perfectly if you invest enough time in learning it.

Besides, these are the same tools SEO experts use when they want to do SEO.
 
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  1. Crawl accessibility so engines can read your website.
  2. Compelling content that answers the searcher's query.
  3. Keyword optimized to attract searchers & engines.
  4. Great user experience including a fast load speed and compelling UX.
 

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