Everyone uses search engines, especially Google, which seems to be taking over the world. So, if you have great first-page listings, you will make great money—no matter what niche you’re in. You have an unlimited supply of traffic coming to your website month after month. All you need to do is keep testing until you are making more money than you’ve ever seen. Some people have even become millionaires because of Google… if they have first-page listings.
For most folks, however, the results are a little different. You might not get even 1% of the traffic the other websites get. That means you don’t make any money or you make very little. So, if you want to grow your business even more, you might need to think about something other than Google. The people on the top of the first-page can sit back and count their money but you can’t sit back.
Let’s Get Something Straight
Everything you do is going to have an effect on SEO. When you leave your link everywhere, it’s going to have an effect. When you write a guest post for someone, it’s going to have an effect. When you help someone out and they tell all their friends about you, it could have an effect on SEO. Everything you do online will play some part in your future rankings. It doesn’t matter if it’s two weeks or two years from now. All the work you do will eventually give you a better position in the search engines.
So, forget about the search engines.
Stop trying to get better results in the search engines! You already know you can concentrate on other things and your results will improve on their own, so why try to manipulate them? If you go on Fiver and buy 10,000 links for $5, you deserve to be de-indexed from Google and anywhere else that catches you. Don’t waste your time playing with fire. Go concentrate on other things that will bring you future results. You will find it much easier to reach greatness.
What Can You Do Instead?
Instead of focusing on SEO, you should be focusing on looking for the people who want to read your content. That means sitting down and thinking about where they will be. They might be in a few places, so that means you should concentrate on the ones where the biggest majority of them are. It could be a specialist forum or the comment section on a popular website. The only person who knows what to do is you because you’re the only person that knows your company better than anyone else.
What’s Going to Happen?
Sooner or later, you will start bringing in thousands of visitors to your site—and that’s without SEO. In a few months (or maybe years), you might start noticing crazy traffic stats because you’ve jumped to the top of page one. All that hard work has finally paid off. You now have a legitimate business that’s not going to crumble and die when Google releases their next algorithm change.
The last thing you want is to build a business on quicksand that has the chance of disappearing overnight, but that won’t happen if you grow this way.