I recently had the info graphic that you see in this post (to the right) created to help promote Keyword Canine, which is a partnership between me and Jonathan Leger, along with others to promote some of Jonathan’s other products (See my recent interview at Marketing Land if you’re wondering why a 6-figure IMer like myself would want to be an affiliate manager for another successful IMer.)
Shortly after I got the info graphic back, I posted it to facebook, twitter and G+. Not long after I published it someone had shared it on their timeline and said something to the effect of “Who else agrees that this info graphic is outdated and irrelevant.” Now, the guy who said that had recently asked me to promote his new product, which I respectfully declined because it just wasn’t something that I felt would be beneficial to my list, so that MAY be why he had such a negative tone, but, his post followed with 2 or 3 comments from others who basically agreed with him.
So I opened up the info graphic, thinking that I must have made a mistake, and read through it all again. Nope, no mistake. So why would this guy, and his buddies, say this? They must REALLY believe that basic SEO no longer works.
Well, they’re wrong. I have a long list of websites that I currently own, which were promoted with the same basic strategy outlined in the info graphic. Sure, there are small details that aren’t included like registering a domain etc. but the same basic concept applies. Nearly all of those sites hold top 10 rankings and 2 of them I’ve achieved top 10 rankings in the past MONTH.
It makes me wonder what kind of garbage is out there that actually convinces people that the same SEO that’s been working for 10 years still works just as good as ever, with a few minor changes here and there of course. See my last post on what HAS changed.
I challenge anyone who disagrees to prove me wrong. We’re not talking about personal beliefs here. We’re talking about something that can very easily be proven by simply taking action, which I do on a daily basis and I hope you do too!?
So if you’re one of the few who disagrees, do what that info graphic says. Do some good, solid keyword and competition research, get a quality site put up and then build some standard one-way backlinks in the form of web directories, social bookmarks etc. (also this tool I just recently found is KILLER for solid backlinks) and you will see that the problem is not that SEO is dead or even dying (not for another 3 or 4 years at least) the problem is that those who disagree are allowing fear mongers to prevent them from taking action! Or if they are taking action, they aren’t doing things correctly.
Judging by the comments on related posts here at the blog, I believe that many of my Ethical IM Newsletter subscribers know better, but just in case you’re one of the few who think SEO is no longer easy, I hope this post has helped you fight off the fear mongers so you can think clearly and continue to make good, profit pulling websites like I continue to do!