SEO - How difficult is it, really?

by Ejsuhh
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Hi all,

So I'm a week or so away from finishing up my first niche site ever. I feel good, not great, about the content I put out and am hoping to at least make a splash in my niche.

So here's my question: How hard is it really to rank in Google with a keyword that isn't overly saturated? I just want to know, now that my content is up and created, am I just about to head into the real grunt work of making some actual profits off niche sites, or is the worst part behind me?

I know that link building is the way to for ranking in Google and am ready to research more into how to rank my site, but I just wanted some initial input before hand.

Thanks a bunch!
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  • Profile picture of the author hichamaziz
    YAH LINK BUILDING IS THE SIMPLE WAY TO RANK YOUR CONTENT .
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    • Profile picture of the author jdsimp1981
      It should be noted that you have to be careful with link building. Strategies that worked in the past may get you penalized now. ie Keyword anchor text
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      • Profile picture of the author jibber6
        SEO is not difficile, but it is very time consuming!
        You need to write lots of quality content to build good links. Always keep in mind - quality over quantity
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      • Profile picture of the author Riccur
        Originally Posted by jdsimp1981 View Post

        It should be noted that you have to be careful with link building. Strategies that worked in the past may get you penalized now. ie Keyword anchor text

        What strategies will penalize you now, that worked before? Is there a better thread for this question that may already have the answer?
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    • Profile picture of the author dewalds86
      Originally Posted by hichamaziz View Post

      YAH LINK BUILDING IS THE SIMPLE WAY TO RANK YOUR CONTENT .
      Link building alone will not rank your content.
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        Yes, it will. You just need more (or more powerful) links and you have to be good at using your anchor texts.

        Originally Posted by dewalds86 View Post

        Link building alone will not rank your content.
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  • Profile picture of the author anynewsbd
    no it is not difficult but it is a continuous process.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ejsuhh
      Originally Posted by anynewsbd View Post

      no it is not difficult but it is a continuous process.
      I'm assuming this is referring to link building?

      Also, I am aware of most of the on site things to do to make sure my website is optimized, but is the only off site aspect to SEO finding other authority websites to have links pointing to my website??
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Originally Posted by Ejsuhh View Post

    Hi all,

    So I'm a week or so away from finishing up my first niche site ever. I feel good, not great, about the content I put out and am hoping to at least make a splash in my niche.

    So here's my question: How hard is it really to rank in Google with a keyword that isn't overly saturated? I just want to know, now that my content is up and created, am I just about to head into the real grunt work of making some actual profits off niche sites, or is the worst part behind me?

    I know that link building is the way to for ranking in Google and am ready to research more into how to rank my site, but I just wanted some initial input before hand.

    Thanks a bunch!
    I'm not interested in the keyword, but no one can estimate how hard it will be to rank for a certain keyword without seeing the keyword because it's largely keyword-dependent. Some keywords are easy to rank for, others are difficult to rank for, and some are impossible to rank for as an individual.
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  • Profile picture of the author parg
    Hi
    There are some Free course in Udemy on SEO. Hope it helps.
    Best wishes.
    Parg
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    • Profile picture of the author johnbert
      Originally Posted by parg View Post

      Hi
      There are some Free course in Udemy on SEO. Hope it helps.
      Best wishes.
      Parg
      Ejsuhh,

      Basically SEO is based on keywords. Keyword means? A keyword, in the context of search engine optimization, is a particular word or phrase that describes the contents of a Web page. Keywords are intended to act as shortcuts that sum up an entire page. Keywords form part of a Web page’s metadata and help search engines match a page to with an appropriate search query.

      Do check this link for more information.
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  • Profile picture of the author PBScott
    SEO is not difficult, but to outrank a competitor who may have been in the business for over a decade, it is often pretty much impossible. It is far harder to rank these days than most people will admit to.

    Social media and advertising is often easier these days. Link bait is usually a better idea than creating backlinks to yourself. Almost all links, including the ones in my signature below, are pretty much completely useless for SEO,
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  • Profile picture of the author AadhyaMehra
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    Fairly saying that SEO techniques are very easy, but ranking a site through this is quite tough. It is a very time taking process and you need patience for doing this. Content and quality are everything here because impress Google is not so easy.
    If you want to be successful in this field, then you need good quality work with patience.
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  • Profile picture of the author SaanviRao
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    Hey! Ranking a website in Google isn't possible easily. Its very tough to do so. Even SEO is not a long term process. It can help you to some extent and can maintain your ranking in Google for certain periods only. The main thing that can boost the ranking of your website is your quality work and the customer support you are giving. So, focus on it. It can give you good results at the last.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulGolf
    I think website promotion is very interesting but with natural way otherwise ranking is impossible.
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    Other than having an excellent onpage seo, you need to build links from high authority sites (building up power, trust and relevance).
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  • Profile picture of the author lovethegreen906
    Seo is not difficult process to rank any site on search engine because seo take time to rank a site . You don't need to create more and more back link for your site you just need to create high PR back link with high quality content .
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  • Profile picture of the author Ejsuhh
    Thank you all for all the input.

    So what I've gotten from this thread so far is that SEO will take

    a) great content
    b) patience and time

    Anybody know where I can go to really learn SEO tactics without having to pay some random individual to run the SEO for my site only to find out all the methods used were black hat methods?
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    • Profile picture of the author dewalds86
      Originally Posted by Ejsuhh View Post

      Thank you all for all the input.

      So what I've gotten from this thread so far is that SEO will take

      a) great content
      b) patience and time

      Anybody know where I can go to really learn SEO tactics without having to pay some random individual to run the SEO for my site only to find out all the methods used were black hat methods?
      This forum is a great place to learn SEO.

      There are two types of SEO you need to learn and that is on page and of page SEO.

      Learning on page SEO is where you need to start.
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  • Profile picture of the author kingshuk
    Thanks for bringing up this on this forum. All the answers were very informative and i am sure if implemented all these in any business, it will definitely yield good results.
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  • Profile picture of the author dewalds86
    Originally Posted by Ejsuhh View Post

    Hi all,

    So I'm a week or so away from finishing up my first niche site ever. I feel good, not great, about the content I put out and am hoping to at least make a splash in my niche.

    So here's my question: How hard is it really to rank in Google with a keyword that isn't overly saturated? I just want to know, now that my content is up and created, am I just about to head into the real grunt work of making some actual profits off niche sites, or is the worst part behind me?

    I know that link building is the way to for ranking in Google and am ready to research more into how to rank my site, but I just wanted some initial input before hand.

    Thanks a bunch!
    To answer your question bluntly SEO is not as easy as they make it to be.

    SEO is not just about creating back links and to be really good at it you at least need to know a bit about html and especially meta tags.

    Besides creating content what else did you do on the site with regards to SEO?

    Before you created your content did you do proper keyword research and build your content around them?

    Is the content you created original and do your pages have more than 300 words?

    Is the design of your site responsive because that will affect your SEO?

    Does your website have a fast enough load time because that will effect your bounce rate as well as your conversions.

    Have you optimized your meta titles and meta description tags?

    Have you optimized your images with img alt tags?

    Have you optimized your H1, H2 and H3 headings?

    Have you optimized your content to have between 2% and 4% keyword density?

    Have you optimized your sites internal links to make it easier for your visitors to navigate your site?

    Have you added out bound links on your site to authority sites relevant to your niche?

    Have you added a blog to your website?

    Have you added social sharing buttons and social media buttons to your site?

    Have you made sure that your urls's are all seo friendly and contain keywords?

    If you have done most or all of these then you can start your of page seo strategy.

    Creating back links will only boost what is already on your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by dewalds86 View Post

      Have you optimized your meta titles and meta description tags?
      Nobody uses meta titles.

      Originally Posted by dewalds86 View Post

      Have you optimized your content to have between 2% and 4% keyword density?
      If you have, why did you do it? This is usually completely pointless.

      Originally Posted by dewalds86 View Post

      Have you added out bound links on your site to authority sites relevant to your niche?
      Nothing to do with SEO, but you might want to do it anyway.

      Originally Posted by dewalds86 View Post

      Have you added social sharing buttons and social media buttons to your site?
      Nothing to do with SEO. Well, if you're not being careful the links in the buttons are negative for your internal linking because they may add extra links that dilute the "juice".

      Some people have ran tests on these buttons and the conclusion was that they're fairly pointless in many cases. People who want to share your content don't use the buttons, and the rest can't be persuaded by the buttons alone.

      Originally Posted by dewalds86 View Post

      Creating back links will only boost what is already on your site.
      Kind of. It's usually easier to rank with content that's relevant to a query, but it's not necessary.
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      Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
      Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

      What's your excuse?
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  • Profile picture of the author smasif15
    Originally Posted by Ejsuhh View Post

    Hi all,

    So I'm a week or so away from finishing up my first niche site ever. I feel good, not great, about the content I put out and am hoping to at least make a splash in my niche.

    So here's my question: How hard is it really to rank in Google with a keyword that isn't overly saturated? I just want to know, now that my content is up and created, am I just about to head into the real grunt work of making some actual profits off niche sites, or is the worst part behind me?

    I know that link building is the way to for ranking in Google and am ready to research more into how to rank my site, but I just wanted some initial input before hand.

    Thanks a bunch!
    Hi there, well its good that your site is almost ready. Now you need do keyword research and target your main keyword that you need to rank in Google. First you need to update all onsite seo factors that can have a good impact on Google to rank your website.

    Make sure you properly configure and submit your site in Google (webmaster) search console. Do well research, create quality contents and have well defined title and meta description tags in your website.

    Beside onsite seo you need to generate traffic through social signals and authority link building. Update regular posts on social medias and build quality back-links on your industry related authority sites that will drive organic traffic to your website.

    Hopefully by following these guidelines you can expect better ranking in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author nathan skyes
    While SEO is likely easier than you think, don’t underestimate the amount of time and effort it will take. You’ll get out what you put into it, so if you only spend a few minutes a day, don’t expect to climb the ranks on a national scale at any noticeable pace.
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  • Profile picture of the author Purnima Shah
    No, seo is not as much difficult. It takes time but it will give good results if you have done good work for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author hieronymusf01
    By SEO you can get quality backlink and rank your website on google serp.
    It is not so much difficult but continuous process.
    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author alexchen23
    If you have a clear plan and follow it completely. It is not difficult.

    SEO takes time, and you have to do it gradually and steadily.

    The majority failed because they QUIT too fast.
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    • Profile picture of the author vipinnayarseo
      SEO is not really difficult if you are targeting to a niche which is not saturated with big players, for example if you are in SEO niche then your competitor would be moz like players. So be specific to your niche, search for less competitive keywords with a fair search query, and make content around those keywords that will work.
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  • Profile picture of the author richasharma
    It may or may not be.
    In my opinion SEO is all about quality content whatever you do to enhance website tanking you should post quality and unique content. If you do the same then it's easy if not then its tough.
    Simply you post quality and unique content in High PR sites then it's really worth it.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      There are no high PR sites; only high PR webpages.

      Originally Posted by richasharma View Post

      It may or may not be.
      In my opinion SEO is all about quality content whatever you do to enhance website tanking you should post quality and unique content. If you do the same then it's easy if not then its tough.
      Simply you post quality and unique content in High PR sites then it's really worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author rubenjim
    How goes your SEO? Good results?

    Originally Posted by Ejsuhh View Post

    Hi all,

    So I'm a week or so away from finishing up my first niche site ever. I feel good, not great, about the content I put out and am hoping to at least make a splash in my niche.

    So here's my question: How hard is it really to rank in Google with a keyword that isn't overly saturated? I just want to know, now that my content is up and created, am I just about to head into the real grunt work of making some actual profits off niche sites, or is the worst part behind me?

    I know that link building is the way to for ranking in Google and am ready to research more into how to rank my site, but I just wanted some initial input before hand.

    Thanks a bunch!
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by hieronymusf01 View Post

      SEO is the best way to rank your website on serp.
      SEO is the best way to do SEO. Easy there, try not to hurt yourself by thinking too hard.
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      Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
      Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

      What's your excuse?
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        I've seen this kind of answer 4 or 5 times in the last week or two. Seems so strange to me that people can give it.

        Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

        SEO is the best way to do SEO. Easy there, try not to hurt yourself by thinking too hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sohel Parvez
    SEO Is Much Easier Than You Think. Throughout its history, SEO has been a cost-efficient and incredibly valuable strategy for business owners of all industries.

    But despite the strategy’s simplified development, many business owners are still too frighten by the perceived difficulty of SEO to follow through with it. SEO is a time-intensive strategy, and it does demand significant attention, but it has reached a point where it’s no longer difficult. With the right mentality and a sound commitment, any business owner can start building an SEO campaign -- and reaping the many benefits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashwaniseo
    Hi,
    SEO is not tough, but you have to do proper On Page and Off Page activities.
    The quality content is very important.
    In Off Page, do the proper submission likes business listing,Social Media Posting,Increase followers on Social Media then Article Submission,Blog Posting is very important.
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  • Profile picture of the author stehaw
    it is not at all difficult as you think
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  • Profile picture of the author NancyWhflare
    It can't be very difficult if you are persistent and hardworking for it is a long-distance race.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sherylpeter
    Try to create natural links do focus on content sharing activity for the attraction of search engine bot.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaintechnosoft
    The process Google uses to calculate search rankings is extraordinarily complicated -- and search experts don’t even understand it fully because Google has never published the inner workings of the algorithm
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  • Profile picture of the author Increaseorganic
    hello.....
    NO,SEO is no difficult but very constraint in a SEO.
    do you get that......
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