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Hi it seems to me that; SEO doesn't work, it seems everyone is doing it, the same way, and i dont see any results, i know that maybe im doing things wrong, but i've seen a lot of tutorials, and all of them say the same thing, and i try most of the suggestions and still no results; i need to get some traffic to my website, so can anyone help me or give me any pointers in getting more traffic to my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Yeah, SEO doesn't work. Nobody is ranking in the top 10 anymore.


    I would guess the tutorials you are looking at are awful or you are doing something wrong.

    Without more details, nobody is going to be able to help you though.
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    • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Yeah, SEO doesn't work. Nobody is ranking in the top 10 anymore.
      I don't think so because my website is on number 2 position in Google, number 1 in Yahoo, and number 1 in Bing search engines. In SEO it take months or years to become stable in rankings. Investment and earned trust from the targeted users because of providing great user experience.
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      • Profile picture of the author ilee
        Originally Posted by KylieSweet View Post

        I don't think so because my website is on number 2 position in Google, number 1 in Yahoo, and number 1 in Bing search engines. In SEO it take months or years to become stable in rankings. Investment and earned trust from the targeted users because of providing great user experience.
        I think the sarcasm went right over your head on this one.

        OP, I don't want to say you're doing it wrong, but you're probably doing it wrong. Why don't you let us know what kind of links you're building, your plan and your content. Are your keywords ranking at all? Even outside of the top 10?
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        • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
          Originally Posted by ilee View Post

          I think the sarcasm went right over your head on this one.
          Sarcasm?

          Originally Posted by MikeFriedman
          Yeah, SEO doesn't work. Nobody is ranking in the top 10 anymore.

          I'm just stating my SEO experience to prove that SEO works and contrary to what MikeFriedman stated above. It is proven so there is no reason to be sarcasm.
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  • Profile picture of the author marguerite
    SEO does work. The reason it works so well for some people is because they don't share with anybody else what they do. If you found something that worked really well for you in SEO and shared it with others people would simply copy it and it would not work as well for you anymore. So the best SEO strategies are kept secret for the most part.
    But basic SEO works. They are basic guidelines for using keywords, headlines, number of words, media etc... stuff that works for everyone but it does not get you #1 ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author cookiesfromhome
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    Seo works only if you are using effective off page seo techniques to get quality backlinks and also to promote your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Seymour
    How long have you been doing it?
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  • Profile picture of the author alias2002
    SEO works but you need to know the proper way for getting rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Byhovtsov
    Of course it works, there wouldn't be so many seo agencies, tutorials and people who are engaged in it! You need to have right strategy, if you are new to SEO you can read articles about it, and of course get to know information about it. Here is good option too.
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  • Profile picture of the author pororo
    SEO is about trial and error, no one can tell how do it in a right way. Most of the SEO tutorial online talks about in general, like create an interesting article that people will love...the hell is that interesting article that people will love?

    Create your own strategy and if it's work, keep it a secret or share it to me then it's not a secret anymore..
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    Originally Posted by Puma001 View Post

    i need to get some traffic to my website, so can anyone help me or give me any pointers in getting more traffic to my website.
    Not really unless you help yourself and describe your scenario. Every site and situation is different, and it's even possible that the answer is "it's not likely that you'd ever make this work".

    If your project is feasible, you're doing something right, and you're looking at the right metrics you should start seeing some results in couple of months. But we have no idea about any of these.
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    Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

    What's your excuse?
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  • Profile picture of the author zinist123
    Hi,
    Yes it works! mainly focus on your website content and keywords.
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      • SEO works for the people who are doing it right. You can't come to a conclusion just by simply watching some tutorials and doing some thing that you call it SEO.
      • If you are a beginner in SEO, just initially learn the off page tactics.
      • Try building quality back links for your website. Take a look at the changes.
      • Every day or a weekly basis, take your analytics and see what are all the back links which got your traffic or conversions.
      • If you get relevant traffic and conversion from a strategy follow it and leave the strategies which are unfruitful.
      • If you follow this, in one or two month, you can find what are the basic off page tactics which are working. Once you are strong on the off page, then go on learning the on-page SEO methods and SEM.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nicole Sakoman
      Originally Posted by zinist123 View Post

      Hi,
      Yes it works! mainly focus on your website content and keywords.
      Thanks
      Please don't listen to people that gives you advice in just one line!
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Originally Posted by Puma001 View Post

    Hi it seems to me that; SEO doesn't work, it seems everyone is doing it, the same way, and i dont see any results, i know that maybe im doing things wrong, but i've seen a lot of tutorials, and all of them say the same thing, and i try most of the suggestions and still no results; i need to get some traffic to my website, so can anyone help me or give me any pointers in getting more traffic to my website.
    You can't make things work... Unless you change your strategy then.... Create new UNIQUE content often, build RELEVANT backlinks daily and do NOT spam!
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  • Profile picture of the author sparrow
    got to change with the times

    every keyword and niche is different

    consistency is on your side

    unique content and the right backlinks still work
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  • Profile picture of the author HuiBang
    SEO works if do it in right way. SEO still a viable marketing tactic for small business.
    For SEO to really work, concentrate on your website instead of generating 1000 of links. Concentrate of strategies that works.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gaurav singh
    Of course it works, If you are judging your SEO on the basis of PR let me update you PR has not been publicly updated in almost 2 years now. A PR 0 page might actually be higher than that. So do your work according to SE and hope for best
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  • Profile picture of the author jessikaload
    When we talking about SEO few years back (before 2010) that wasn't hard task. Social book marking, Directory submission, forum posting,Article submission....etc more than enough to rank some keyword on good position.Every thing has changed last few years. Google introduce some new algorithms and avoid the spam and unnatural backlink methods and the over optimizing works.But now challenge is so hard. When you going to create backlinks to be more creative and spent lot of time.But SEO is still working.
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesdavis
    SEO is working now and will work always in coming days because it is wonderful way to make differentiate yourself on internet. Need to follow the search engine strategies and regular updates.
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  • Profile picture of the author mkgg
    Read up on something called Private Blog Networks.

    And of course SEO works. There are people making a fortune, if you want to be one you have to put the hard work and some money.
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  • Profile picture of the author arindamroy
    If you think that there is no value of SEO then why do the websites' ranks fluctuate due to algorithm changes? The point is that you have to do it in a smart way or else you are going to be stuck with outdated methods. Have you tried competitor analysis? Is your on page done correctly? Are you using the full potential of social media? Ranking in SERPs is a cat and mouse game and its not easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author th3technician
    hi
    Yes it works! mainly focus on your website content and keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author bryan2015
    Yes it works a lot if you are using quality content and effective off page seo techniques for website ranking and promotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    very incertain the future is, tomorrow what will happend is not stable, SEO can only be feel but not think about
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  • Profile picture of the author legendcrest
    SEO does work. Unfortunately every scenario is different. As a result,there is no one fix all solution or strategy.

    Secondly seo takes time. Want to rank on the first position after two months for a competitive keyword? No way.

    Thirdly,it depends on what and where you are reading. Even the good tutorials will not tell you the whole story. You need to figure it out yourself. Get a dummy website where you can practice while leaving your main website intact. That way you learn what works and what doesn't. Never implement a plan on your main website unless you have tried it.
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  • Profile picture of the author NilimaSarasvati
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    Yes, it works and make sure that it should be organic SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author andersonbruce82
    SEO works only if you are using Onpage and Offpage techniques effectively.
    As you say SEO in not working for you; it may be possible that you are missing something. or may be you didn't do your onpage effectively.


    I would suggest you to do the Onpage SEO for the website again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thaniya
    Ethical SEO will definitely result in getting good organic traffic and leads to your website
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  • Profile picture of the author Simeon Tuitt
    Originally Posted by Puma001 View Post

    Hi it seems to me that; SEO doesn't work, it seems everyone is doing it, the same way, and i dont see any results, i know that maybe im doing things wrong, but i've seen a lot of tutorials, and all of them say the same thing, and i try most of the suggestions and still no results; i need to get some traffic to my website, so can anyone help me or give me any pointers in getting more traffic to my website.


    Hi Puma001, I just took a look through the comments and as you can see SEO works, but I didn't notice anyone ask to see your site you have done SEO on, if you could drop a link to it then it will allow us all to see exactly what you have done so far with your SEO efforts.


    How long have you been working on the SEO side of your site, I mean for instance if you put the site up and then did SEO and didn't get results in days that would explain a lot, but you get my point, we need more information on what you have done up to now.


    Since SEO isn't the main thing you want though, it's targeted traffic it would be quicker to buy it, saves you time and allows you to scale things based on your results.


    SEO while it is great to be page one isn't exactly scalable since you don't control how many visitors visit the site or when like with paid advertising. So include your link or niche and everyone here will be able to help you out more.
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  • Profile picture of the author audrey212
    seo works but it takes time to rank your keyword on search engines.
    well seo works you need to submit unique articles
    submit on high pr bookmarking sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author pinkwhale
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    I agree SEO is difficult now but if you use effective techniques and create high quality backlinks the it really work.
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  • Profile picture of the author medstock
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    Yes it's works, only if you are using effective off page seo techniques to get quality backlinks and also to promote your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnfsander
    If you are not getting benefits of SEO then you need to review you on-page SEO strategy and link building process. Don't forget to check the quality of your website content as well as links you have been generated for your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author supriyamrai
    SEO really works. First concentrate on ON-Page things like keyword optimization, image optimization, content, Title tag,loading speed, Header Tag, Sitemap creation etc
    After that focus on OFF-page Technique.


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  • Profile picture of the author ssaaronschwart
    SEO WORKS AND IT WILL WORK FOREVER.

    It won't work more for spammers. As we know Day by day many websites are getting created so the competition has also increased many times than earlier. Also google is updating it's algorithm for better search results.

    Now it's not so simple to work for all keywords but yeah you rank for the keyword which defines your business better than your competitor. In case you need any help you can drop a message.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathongs
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      Obviously SEO works if it is white hat SEO which approved by google. In the point of your site traffic you can post your link on social media mostly on facebook fun page or group pages. I think you will get your targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author bpoowaah
    Of course SEO works, but, have much things involved. OffPage SEO, OnPage SEO, KeyWord Research, Domain Name, PageRank of backlinks, etc.

    So...if you go try this with trial and error is more difficult to get the ranks fast. You can use the shortcuts of hire persons for do the right thing on your site.

    Google is expert on delivery the best results for your clients searches.
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  • Profile picture of the author disseomelbourne
    SEO works. If you updating your work strategy as algorithm change.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnveggy
    I think its all depends on your on page setting..
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  • Profile picture of the author Hemanth Malli
    For SEO it takes sometime to generate traffic to your website. For instant traffic promote your website through social media.
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    • Profile picture of the author MianMMajid
      SEO gives results if it is done intelligently. Unique content is the key. More you can do that is
      • select your primary keyword that describes your niche
      • get competitors position on that keyword
      • plan your strategy to compete the competitor
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  • Profile picture of the author mrahul87
    SEO is changing day by day ... Now need to more focus on the Content and the On Site also OFF page is important but today On Site seo work and content updation on your website gives positive impact to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Am33n
    Well though being new in the field of SEO, i can confidently say that it does work... But it depends on the methodology that you take to pursue the goals.. Sometimes even a simple tweak in the meta tags do wonder.. For example: Recently I was able to improve ranking of a site by just removing the line breaker from title tags.. And performing 301 redirection to the pages that lacked gas.

    So SEO does work but it totally depends on what niche you are..
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  • Profile picture of the author aamirawans
    SEO works if you do it properly for your website. There is one reaons that SEO don't work for you because you need to wait few days i meant to say you can't see exact results in just 1 or 2 days. If you do it properly then you can see its result in few weeks and you can easily rank your website higher in Google by follow SEO tutorials.
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  • Profile picture of the author Walter White
    Well of course it works, why do you think there are so much people involved in this. Google provides SEO help so listen closely what they say. They make many good videos for SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author antonyperk
      seo works.. but the results appear after months of work ..after 1 year my website is in page 1 position 1 for a lots of strong keywords, in a hard niche. so don t give up!!
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmansoor
    SEO works - it takes time/ patience and skills/ experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author itos
    SEO is about too of quality content. And consistency. You have to always keep making links and quality content.

    Also remember to spread keywords and search for long tail keywords at the end of the game it will take the majority of your traffic.
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