I've Done Everything But No Results

by DABK
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I am writing this because I have seen too many threads where people say they've done all the SEO but are not ranking, they've done all the x but the results that go with doing all the x are not there. And, when it's pointed out to them that they have not (hence the results), they argue.



If you have done all the SEO required to be #1 in Google for a keyword, you will be #1 for that keyword in Google.


If you've done all you know about SEO and you're still not #1 in Google for your keyword, the logical conclusion is this: you do not know enough SEO.


Same with everything else.


If you've written a great post card, sent it to a million people and nobody's buying, you have not done everything in some area. You've sent it to the wrong people, at the wrong time, it's the wrong offer, the copy is off.


You could go through all the steps (choose a target audience, write the postcard, send it out, have people ready to answer the phones) but if you did not do them correctly, you're not getting results.


So, again, if you've done everything and you're not getting the results you hoped, you've either done everything wrong or you did not do everything (though you may have done everything you know).


Do not argue with the people who point out to you that the only conclusions you can draw from failing to reach the results you wanted are:
1. you made a mistake somewhere
2. you skipped (or did not know you were supposed to do) one or more steps.


Your job when you feel you've done everything but you're not getting the results is to find out what you've messed up or did not do at all.


The sooner you do that, the sooner you get the results you want.


Cross my little meanie of a heart.
#failing #results #seo
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  • Profile picture of the author UltraOne
    This topic started to get more and more interesting. I must say, this thread nailed it. Some people come here to get answers, but they are not willing to act upon it. I understand there are plenty of information out there, so at least stick to a method or two and just do them properly. There are no shortcuts for success, and most of the time the issue is that, they skipped steps, probably the other steps are done properly otherwise they were doing it all wrong to begin with, but let's assume that they are putting efforts. Some people follow the exact process, but they chose the easy steps and ignore the complicated ones.

    To sum up: If it was easy everyone would do it, the harder it gets the closer you are.

    Otherwise, you are not ready to do it on your own, just get an expert to do it for you first, then take your time learning these complicated steps, it suppose to be hard not easy.



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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by DABK View Post

    I am writing this because I have seen too many threads where people say they've done all the SEO but are not ranking, they've done all the x but the results that go with doing all the x are not there.

    If you've done all you know about SEO and you're still not #1 in Google for your keyword, the logical conclusion is this: you do not know enough SEO.
    Their is a old saying- "You don't know what you Don't know" A old Co-worker a years back had a Railing Business with a Partner. They ended up splitting the business up because they could no longer work together. Every time he mentioned the railing business he said. "You don't know what you don't know." You may have thought you tried everything, but in reality you have not.

    A word of caution regarding the SEO Forum. A lot of information in there is down right wrong. Don't know how many are trying to fake it and make it or just parroting what they heard some where. It is important to pay attention who you listen to.

    Here are two hints. If some one ask how to rank a site. You see a reply with 5 one line steps. They are usually copied from some where else. The second hint if someone calls out a specific person for giving out the wrong information. Pay attention that usually is the case.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      As regards to the hints: not only are they copied, often they do not work, sometime, they have nothing to do with SEO, or they used to work years ago but now do not, or barely help.



      Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

      Their is a old saying- "You don't know what you Don't know" A old Co-worker a years back had a Railing Business with a Partner. They ended up splitting the business up because they could no longer work together. Every time he mentioned the railing business he said. "You don't know what you don't know." You may have thought you tried everything, but in reality you have not.

      A word of caution regarding the SEO Forum. A lot of information in there is down right wrong. Don't know how many are trying to fake it and make it or just parroting what they heard some where. It is important to pay attention who you listen to.

      Here are two hints. If some one ask how to rank a site. You see a reply with 5 one line steps. They are usually copied from some where else. The second hint if someone calls out a specific person for giving out the wrong information. Pay attention that usually is the case.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Seo its a complicated thing my friend and its not something fixed like in math where you do the ecuation and you expect to get the results .Thry are too many factors and you can work hard ,build backlinks ,etc but still not rank .This its the way
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I wonder if part of this is relying on checking off tasks, like the SEO lists Don mentioned, versus having (or developing) a deeper insight about the quality, timing, targeting, message, etc.

    If we could all get rich by writing 100 SEO optimized, 2000+ word articles, with the keywords in location 1, 2, and 3, spaced two days apart, posted on a WP blog using tags blah blah blah we'd all do it. But there are many blogs just like that with no traffic or customers.

    One advantage the task check off types have, though, is they tried something. Many people wonder why it doesn't work but don't have one landing page or one article out there. That's the only guaranteed road to failure.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      That's probably part of it. Another part is lack of understanding/ knowledge that comes from following the advice given by a "guru" who had no clue, a guru who has a clue who published an article on one strategy / tactic who made it sound like it was the only thing... Or former gurus or without understanding that some gurus publish filler content, and relying on that content.

      A few days ago, Warrior forum published a post with a tile like: The complete guide to local SEO (based on one in Search engine).

      Neither version was a complete guide, neither was a guide, both talked about users searching with a location keyword in the keyword. (Not one word about citations.)

      If you trust either, you come out with the notion that all you have to do is stick a city name a couple of times in your content and boom, people find your business.

      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      I wonder if part of this is relying on checking off tasks, like the SEO lists Don mentioned, versus having (or developing) a deeper insight about the quality, timing, targeting, message, etc.

      If we could all get rich by writing 100 SEO optimized, 2000+ word articles, with the keywords in location 1, 2, and 3, spaced two days apart, posted on a WP blog using tags blah blah blah we'd all do it. But there are many blogs just like that with no traffic or customers.

      One advantage the task check off types have, though, is they tried something. Many people wonder why it doesn't work but don't have one landing page or one article out there. That's the only guaranteed road to failure.

      Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukund Khanna
    It's good to hear that you tried things yourself before depending on any other for that stuff. You can try and go for some expert to guide you or hire an experienced person who can help your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author shoaib53
    Dear happy to see your post on SEO.it increases my interest in digital marketing. if we work with proper research and give proper time to our project nothing is impossible for us.Thanks, DABK!
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